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CHATHAM COLLEGE 

cAlumnae RECORDER 




Chatham 

College 

1955 



fyall 1955 



Pittsburgh 
Female 
College 
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CHATHAM COLLEGE 

cAlumnae RECORDER 



THE EXECUTIVE BOARD 

President Grace Davis Mechling '24 

First Vice-President Betty Sloeum Haldeman '38 

Second Vice-President Lillian Hunter Stoecklein '32 

Recording Secretary Mary F. Anderson '54 

Corresponding Secretary Peggy Korb Smith '46 

Treasurer Ellen Connor Kilgore '29 

Alumnae Trustee Edna M. Reitz '11 

Executive Secretary Ruth Hunter Swisshelm '29 

COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN 

Alumnae Fund Ruth Hunter Swisshelm '29 

Assimilation Helen Shelkopf Cline '42 

Peggy Thompson Weil '49 

Finance Helen Horix Fairbanks '20 

Lecture Series Jane Harmeier Nims '35 

Nominating Wilma Moore Stoebener '48 

Publicity Nancy Garlow Hoop '52 

RECORDER Editor Ruth Hunter Swisshelm '29 

Reunion Evelyn Thompson Wible '29 

Betty Ramsay Kyle '32 

Scholarship Thayer Thompson Russ '37 

Social Lillian Taylor Franz '37 

Scholarship Benefit Doris Chatto Kimball '39 

Mary Baldwin '39 

Alumnae Relations Director Peggy Donaldson '44 



CONTENTS 

PAGE 

"I'm Proud To Say"— 1 

Questionnaire Report 3 

Workshop 4 

Scholarship Awards 4 

Calendar 4 

Report of Alumnae Giving 5 

Ideas in Transition 8 

She Rode Horseback to College 8 

Class of 1959 9 

Class News 9 

In Memoriam 11 



PITTSBURGH 

Dormont — Mt. Lebanon Beth Pensom '39 

Downtown Business Women Helen Ryman '24 

East Boroughs Tomi Jones '52 

North Suburban Margaret lams Brennaman '32 

Point Breeze Elizabeth Shollar '45 

Shadyside Martha Kroenert '14 

South Hills Jane Viehman '40 



CHATHAM ALUMNAE CLUBS 

OUT of TOWN 



Buffalo, N. Y Ruth Gokey Walters '17 

Cleveland, Ohio Marlene Shettel Stovicek '51 

Greensburg, Pa. Corinne Trout Smith '48 

Philadelphia, Pa. Patsy Speers Bradley '45 

Southern California Lillie Lindsay Herald '12 

Washington, D. C. Joanne Shelley '52 

Elizabeth Babcock Hull '31 

Westchester County, N. Y Barbara Mason '47 

Youngstown, Ohio Barbara Miller x'56 



The RECORDER is the official publication of the CHATHAM College Alumnae Association. 

Published twice a year^ December and May. 




"I'm proud to say 



» 



an alumna speaks about Chatham 



November 15, 1955 

Dear Fellow Alumnae: 

I'm very proud of our Alma Mater ! 
Often times I recall with a certain 
amount of nostalgia (as you probably 
do also) my college days — the stained 
glass windows in old Berry Hall, the 
wooden steps up the hill from Fifth 
Avenue, the songs so important in cam- 
pus life, the stimulating professors 
with their interesting idiosyncrasies. 
My memories of the College will always 
remain with me. But times have 
changed since you and I were at. col- 
lege (as you can readily see if you 
visit the campus). The College is very 
different now — it has advanced in a 
most admirable manner to meet all de- 
mands of progress. 

It is reassuring to know, however, 
that although the physical plant has 
been modernized, still there remains 
the same intangible atmosphere that we 
knew as students — that of an abund- 
ance of intellectual curiosity. Students 
today are fortunate to have a modern- 
ized curriculum including recording 
equipment for their foreign language 
classes, a practical polities program, 
and educational films and television. 



As I see all this progress I sometimes 
feel (in spite of all my happy recollect- 
ions) that I may have graduated a few 
years too soon. 

Today, I am filled with great expec- 
tation for the College. To keep in step 
with the modernization in all other 
areas, the Board of Trustees made a 
momentous decision when they voted 
that PCW should be renamed. On this 
day when the new name, Chatham, be- 
comes official, I feel a consuming urge 
to express my personal opinion of the 
change. Both as a member of the col- 
lege community and of the Alumnae 
Association, I have worked closely on 
details of the change. Knowing that 
many questions have been raised, I will 
try to clarify certain points through 
this open letter. 

First of all, it is evident to me that 
our college's new name, Chatham, is 
one that was selected with great 
thought. Criteria were set up by which 
to measure the desirable features of an 
acceptable name. These were: conno- 
tation of a great principle or idea (such 
as educational excellence or support of 
human freedom) ; easy institutionaliza- 
tion (something which can add meaning 
to the college's traditions and history) ; 
a vehicle for broadening the base of the 
College's reputation and support out- 



side of Pittsburgh; relationship to 
Pittsburgh ; relationship to Pittsburgh 
and the community rather than solely 
to the College; shortness; euphony; 
memorialization of an outstanding per- 
son whose purposes are close to those 
of the college. 

Chatham, more than any other sug- 
gested name, excels in all these areas. 

Chatham (say it to yourself — doesn't 
it sound distinctive?) is a name that 
lends fine new traditions to blend with 
and enrichen the gracious old traditions 
that we knew and loved as students. 
You have received much literature on 
Chatham and the change of name but I 
would like to assert once again that 
William Pitt, first Earl of Chatham, 
was truly worthy of our College. 

Chatham diligently championed the 
causes of right and justice, sought to 
build a foundation for freedom of re- 
ligeon and of the press, built a new 
empire for his country. He was a man 
who, although a great British leader 
and patriot, fought until his death for 
justice for the American colonists and 
the continuation of democratic process- 
es. Most important to us, perhaps, is 
the fact that Chatham was a great pro- 
ponent of the type of education which 
is known today as the liberal arts. Sig- 
nificant, too. is that Chatham, con- 




A portrait of William Pitt, the Elder, Earl of Chatham 
loaned to Chatham College by Carnegie Museum 



trary to the practice of the day, insist- 
ed that his daughters as well as his 
sons have a higher education. 

Chatham, the man, although one of 
the greatest leaders in the history of 
the world, is not very well known to- 
day. The College, in its outstanding 
leadership will do a great service in en- 
shrining his name for posterity. 

But it is the questions that you want 
answered that I should strive to clar- 
ify. Some of you have asked why the 
Executive Board of the Alumnae As- 
sociation made a recommendation, rath- 
er than just presenting the issue. The 
explanation is simple — the procedure 
was the normal and proper one. The 
policy of the Alumnae Association is 
that all matters are first considered by 
the Executive Board who subsequently 
make recommendations to alumnae. Fol- 
lowing the example of all big business 
and democratic government, the Asso- 
ciation found that this was the most 
efficient and expedient method of do- 
ing business. This policy has been in 
effect for several years and has been 
found most satisfactory. 

Why did the Alumnae not have a 
chance to vote on names, you have also 
asked. The reason is that it was felt 
by the Trustees that the desirability of 
change and the choice of name should 
be regarded as two separate issues, 
that the alumnae should vote on one, 
that to ask them to vote on the second 
at the same time or later time might 
create new problems because of loyal- 
ties to different possible names. As it 
was over 120 names were suggested by 



alumnae. The Board of Trustees was 
convinced that the alumnae would pre- 
fer to accept their good judgment rath- 
er than have to have hard feelings 
among the Association caused by dif- 
ferences of opinion. It might be well 
to mention here that all names suggest- 
ed by alumnae were given careful con- 
sideration by the Board of Trustees. 

Some of you have also asked why the 
matter was presented by mail rather 
than at a formal meeting of the Asso- 
ciation. The answer is that the Exec- 
utive Board of the Alumnae Association 
wanted to have the most comprehensive 



coverage possible. Only 100 to 200 lo- 
cal alumnae normally attend this meet- 
ing. Mail was determined to be the 
most desirable method. Actually the 
response of the Alumnae was over- 
whelming. There were over 1,600 of 
you who answered (72 percent being 
in favor of a change of name). 

Opponents towards a change most 
often contended that the old name, 
PCW, was truly representative of our 
type of college. It, to be sure, is in 
Pennsylvania — and it is a college — 
and it is for women. But it is much 
more than that (as we who know the 
college can vouch). It is a small, pri- 
vately-endowed liberal arts college of 
distinction and promise. A poll was 
taken by the survey teams to determine 
how well the "college-minded" public 
knew about PCW. They found that 
only 40 per cent of those questioned 
had ever heard of it. Of this group 
only 31 per cent knew it was privately 
endowed and fewer still (16 per cent) 
could locate it as being situated in 
Pittsburgh. 

Our small, comparatively unknown 
college (although we may hate to ad- 
mit it, it still is true) is already benefit- 
ing from its new name. The announce- 
ment of the decision alone has awaken- 
ed considerable interest in Chatham 
College all over the country. People 
are asking questions about this college 
which is rated in the top twenty col- 
leges, academically. Alert high school 
students who have read about the 
change of name in their papers from 
Maine to California, are seeking more 




Chatham banner, presented to the Student Government Association by the 
College, is dedicated at a ceremony conducted by Chaplain George Parker 
and SGA officers. 



information. This is just a start ! There 
are unlimited opportunities opening for 
Chatham College to become one of the 
best-known, as well as one of the very 
best, small women's colleges. 

I have only the most complimentary 
tilings to say about Chatham — I have 
always felt that way. However, I hon- 
estly feel that in future years, I shall 
be even pronded to say to anyone — 
"Yes, I graduated from Chatham!" 

Sincerely, 

Louise Loeffler Wilson '52 



P.S. In honor of the change of name 
today, Mayor Lawrence of Pittsburgh, 
has proclaimed this week, Chatham Col- 
lege Week. Dignitaries and civic-mind- 
ed individuals are attending dedication 
services at the Blockhouse in Point 
Park here in Pittsburgh. Citizens of 
Pittsburgh are beginning to see that 
they have too long neglected the great 
man for whom Pittsburgh and now the 
College were named. I hope that you 
alumnae have caught the "Chatham 
spirit" that has now spread from the 
students and the college community to 
the Pittsburgh area. 



DAVID L- LAWH 




CITY OF PITTSBCRGU 



PROCLAMATION 

WHEREAS, - the Pennsylvania College for" Women, for the past eighty-six years 
has been a source of strength and pride to our city t-s the school 
fulfilled its purpose of educating young women as leaders in the 
hone end the larger community; and 

WHEREAS, - this school, the fourth oldest women's college in the United 

States, now, on the fifteenth of November, 1955, takes on a new 
name, a name wiiich will proclaim and preserve the aspirations and 
purposes which were once fought for and so brilliantly affirmed 
by that great statesman for whom our city is named, William Pitt, 
the first Earl of Chatham; and 

WHEREAS, - Chatham was an avowed proponent of the principles of human dignity, 
publicly acknowledging his faith in the new nation which the people 
of America were building, and giving cogent expression to his deep 
convictions of the glory of wider knowledge and ever broadening 
hroizons of learning; and 

WHEHEAS, - there can be no more appropriate choice of name for a college 

which has maintained high standards to win an important place in 
the cultural life of our community; NOV, 

THEREFORE, I, DAVID L. LAWRENCE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as 
Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, do hereby proclaim the period 
begin n ing November 15, 1955, the anniversary of the birth of 
William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, and extending through November 19, 
1955, to be CHATHAM COLLEGE WEEK, during which our Pittsburgh 
citizens may rededlcate themselves to the high principles and as- 
pirations procl aim ed by our namesake and maintained through the 
years by this institution which we nov proudly recognize as 
CHATHAM COLLEGE. 

•Z THIS DAT, November 3, 1955, at the Office of the Mayor, in witness where- 
of I hereunto set my signature and cause the Seal of the City of 
Pittsburgh to be affixed. 




Class of 1948 
"Marie Fusca 
' : 'Mary Ann Houck 
'-Janet Lee Kirkup 
''Mary Isabell Lynott 

Class of 1947 

* Ellen Card 

*Margaret Roe Cavanaugh 
*Betty Fleck 

*Priscilla Gersmann 

* Elizabeth Angeline King 
Betty Margaret McKee 

*Janet Petty 
*Martha Raup 
*Virginia Vogt 



Class of 1946 
"Marjorie Brown 
*Susan Campbell 
''Patricia Cochran 
*Dorothy Groves 
"Virginia Van Kirk 

Arlene Ruth Levinson 
*Grace M. Savage 

Class of 1945 
''Virginia Alexander 
*Hertha Bergmann 
'•'Ruth Firmin 

Georgia Raynor 
'"Virginia Ricks 
'■'Edith Succop 

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Questionaire Report 

LILY DETCHEN 

Office of Evaluation Services 

The receipt of alumnae evaluation question- 
naires has been quite good. Without follow-up, 
they were received to November 1, just two 
weeks past the date due, as follows: 

From alumnae graduted before 1945, 39%f 

From alumnae graduated 1945-54, 50%f 
fWith correction included for deceased and 

"lost" alumnae. 

With a follow-up, we expect to improve this 
return. We had questionnaires returned to us 
undelivered to the alumnae listed below from 
the "recent" group. If you can help us to lo- 
cate any of them, we would very much appre- 
ciate that information. Questionnaires can still 
be mailed to them. Maiden names are used on 
this list; an asterisk indicates that we have the 
married name on file. 

Class of 1954 
Johanna Holroyd 
'•'Marilyn Lenchner 
*Mercedes Sabish 

Class of 1953 

* Betty Lou Colborn 
*Janet Geiersbach 

Nancy Ann Hegan 
Nancy Hofsoos 
'■'Sherry Joyce 
Ruth Washburn 

Class of 1952 
Ann Braddon 

* Louise Eddy 
'-Janet Fitzsimmons 
'-Mary Louise Franz 
'•'Louise Gwinn 

Patricia Hopkins 

Nancy Howard 
*Marilyn Morgan 
'-Adele Moslener 

Joan Pugsley 
*Sally White 

Ann Wood 

Class of 1951 
'''Suzanne Blair 

Margaret Clifford 
!| 'Marigolden Guest 

Anne Holden 

Kathryn Ann Jones 
'•'Anna Mae Landefeld 
' : 'Patricia Ann Meyer 
*Lorrie Norr 

Mary Jane Regel 

Jean Thomas 
*Patricia Ann Whitehill 
*Joan Young 

Class of 1950 
'-Ellen Archer 
*Elizabeth Bassett 
*Shirley Brendel 

Jean Anne Conelly 

Jean Louise Haggart 
''Joan Margaret Howard 

Barbara Anne Mader 
''Florita Reiner 
*Martha Lou Scott 
'•'Nancy Ellen Tanner 
*Nancy Lee Weil 

Mary Wright 

Class of 1949 
*Marjorie Alexander 
*Jeanne Baiter 
'-Martha Brunk 

Harriet Jeanne Kerr 

Betty Melvin 
*Frances O'Neil 
*Ann Shane 
*Mary Lou Tite 



Alumnae Representatives 

meet for 

Campus Workshop 

"Alumnae Representatives' Work- 
ship" was a formidable title for the 
pleasant two days, September 8 and 9, 
which sixteen alumnae representatives 
from seven states spent on campus as 
guests of the college. Good planning 
and good company made the visit more 
pleasure than work. The planning and 
the company stemmed from the same 
source: Peggy Donaldson, Alumnae 
Relations Director; Nora Lewis Har- 
lan, Director of Admissions; and Ruth 
Hunter Swisslielm, Executive Secretary 
of the Alumnae Association. President 
Paul R. Anderson and Dean Lucile 
Allen took an active part in the discus- 
sions, reacquainted us with the college 
of "our day" and "left no stone un- 
turned" about the college of today. 

Two days of meetings with faculty, 
students, admissions directors, and ad- 
ministration plus a complete tour of 
the campus left us slightly exhausted 
but well informed. I, as an Alumnae 
Representative, now feel well equipped 
to circulate the good word of the college 
in the Cleveland area. If my equipment 
should fail, I am certain to receive aid 
from one of the five enthusiastic per- 
sons responsible for the workship. 

— Ruth Arnold Harmon '47 

{The Alumnae Representative Work- 
shop was inaugurated and designed to 
acquaint the 39 Alumnae Representa- 
tives with the College as it is today in 
respect to: curriculum, faculty, physical 
plant, administration, admissions pro- 
cedures and requirements, student ac- 
tivities, students and their problems, 
scholarship opportunities and proced- 
ure, social life, problems involved and 
techniques employed to attract out- 
standing girls to the College. — Peggy 
Donaldson). 



Alumnae Scholarship Awards 
1955-1956 



Have you 
moved or married? 

Please notify the Alumnae Office 
of a change of name or address. 



The endowed alumnae scholarships 
have been assigned as follows: 

Janet Brownless Scholarship to 
Christie Walter, senior. 

Mary Robbins Miller Scholarship to 
Joanne Sterling, senior. 

Helen E. Pelletreau Scholarship to 
Carol Fraser, sophomore. 

Mary Acheson Spencer Memorial to 
Paula Fleming, junior, and Carol Jef- 
freys, sophomore. 

The Class of 1945 has presented to 
the college an endowed scholarship of 
$2000. This was the result of a ten 
year insurance plan. This scholarship 
will not be assigned until the beginning 
of the 1956-1957 school year. 

Althea Speerhaus has requalified the 
third year for the Cora Ingham Bald- 



win Memorial Scholarship. "Tee" is a 
Political Science major and will spend 
part of her junior year at the Amer- 
ican University in Washington, D. C. 

The Florence Bichel Swan Memorial 
Scholarship, in its second year, has 
been assigned to Carol Moran, a sopho- 
more and daughter of La Verda Dent 
Moran, '31. 

In September, a third scholarship 
for $1000 was presented to the college 
by the Alumnae Association. Of this 
amount, $902 was raised at last year's 
scholarship benefit. The balance was 
added from the general fund. Eliz- 
abeth Heim, freshman, is the first re- 
cipient of this new scholarship. Eliz- 
abeth is from Harrisburg, Pennsyl- 
vania, and ranked sixth in her graduat- 
ing class of 266. 



February 25, 1956 
is the 

BIG DAY for Scholarships 



September 20, 1955 

October 11, 1955 
October 19, 1955 
November 11, 1955 

November 16, 1955 
December 16, 1955 
January 18, 1956 
January 30, 1956 
February 15, 1956 
February 25, 1956 
March 21, 1956 
March 24, 1956 
April 17, 1956 
May 15, 1956 

June 4, 1956 
June 5, 1956 
June 6, 1956 



CALENDAR 

1955 - 1956 

— Matriculation Day 
Alumnae Open House 

— Honors Convocation 

— -"Ideas in Transition," Dr. Channing Liem 

— Fall Dinner Meeting. Alumnae Association 
Alumnae Daughter Day 
Drama Majors Play — "Antigone" 

— "Ideas in Transition," Mr. Charles LeClair 

— Christmas Vacation begins 

— -"Ideas in Transition," Dr. E. Lee Vincent 

— Second Semester begins 

— "Ideas in Transition," Dr. William Keefe 

— Alumnae Scholarship Benefit, Gateway Plaza 

— "Ideas in Transition," Roy and Johana Harris 

— Alumnae Council 

— Alumnae Party for Seniors 

— Moving-Up Day 

Presentation of Alumnae Award and Recognition 
Ceremony for Seniors 

— Alumnae Day and Class Reunions 

— Baccalaureate 

— Commencement 



REPORT OF ALUMNAE GIVING 

July 1, 1954 to June 30, 1955 

*Percentage of Contributors 

Number of Contributors 

Average Gift 

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ALUMNAE FUND 

Individual Contributions 

Club Contributions 

Cleveland # . $ 50.00 

North Suburban '. 100.00 

Point Breeze 50.00 

Mt. Lebanon-Dormont 25.00 

Special Gifts 

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS 

CLASS LEADERS BY DECADES 

1900-1909 1904 — 100.0% and 1907 

1910-1919 1913 — 61.5% and 1917 ■ 

1920-1929 1920 — 43.5% and 1925 ■ 

1930-1939 1938 — 32.1% and 1936 

1940-1949 1940 — 31.1% and 1942 

1950-1954 1954 — 18.4% and 1952 

100% CLASSES: 1879, 1889, 1891, 1904. 

*Based on total alumnae. 



19.8% 
614 

$8.67 

$5,325.00 



225.00 
25.00 



$5,575.00 



$ 70.00 
142.00 
266.00 
170.00 
136.50 
112.00 



CLASS RECORD— ALUMNAE GIVING 
July 1, 1954 to June 30, 1955 





No. of Con- 






Nc 


. of Con- 






Class 


tributors 


*Percentage 


Amount 


Class tributors 


^Percentage 


Amount 


1874-99 


16 


— 


$269.00 


1930 


17 


20.3 


$104.00 


1900 


6 


66.6 


40.00 


1931 


17 


21.0 


121.00 


1901 


4 


66.6 


18.00 


1932 


15 


30.6 


100.00 


1902 


3 


42.8 


55.00 


1933 


15 


24.1 


86.00 


1903 


5 


50.0 


47.00 


1934 


15 


26.8 


157.00 


1904 


6 


100.0 


55.00 


1935 


15 


31.9 


153.50 


1905 


4 


75.0 


25.00 


1936 


18 


27.4 


179.00 


1906 


1 


50.0 


5.00 


1937 


16 


23.2 


158.00 


1907 


3 


60.0 


70.00 


1938 


18 


32.1 


106.50 


1908 


2 


50.0 


10.00 


1939 


18 


29.8 


129.00 


1909 


— 


— 


■ — 


1940 


21 


31.1 


126.50 


1910 


2 


— 


25.00 


1941 


13 


21.5 


131.00 


1911 


5 


35.7 


28.00 


1942 


16 


21.2 


136.50 


1912 


11 


50.0 


68.00 


1943 


13 


24.1 


70.00 


1913 


8 


61.5 


42.50 


1944 


14 


22.2 


112.00 


1914 


7 


46.1 


57.00 


fl945 


8 


— 


54.00 


1915 


6 


57.0 


35.00 


1946 


10 


12.6 


.77.00 


1916 


8 


33.3 


56.00 


1947 


18 


21.4 


88.50 


1917 


8 


37.5 


142.00 


1948 


15 


19.1 


64.00 


1918 


6 


26.3 


57.00 


1949 


15 


15.7 


106.00 


1919 


'7 


20.0 


70.00 


1950 


17 


13.5 


76.00 


1920 


11 


43.5 


217.00 


1951 


8 


9.7 


42.50 


1921 


8 


29.6 


66.00 


1952 


21 


18.3 


112.00 


1922 


12 


33.3 


83.00 


1953 


11 


11.8 


56.00 


1923 


7 


20.5 


59.00 


1954 


14 


18.4 


73.50 


1924 


8 


22.2 


169.50 


Dihvorth 
Hall & Spec. 

Students 
Unclassified 








1925 
1926 
1927 
1928 


10 

10 

13 

8 


30.3 
22.2 
22.0 
11.2 


266.00 
97.00 
97.50 
93.00 


15 
1 


8.3 


224.00 
8.00 


1929 


,15 


20.0 


151.00 




614 




$5325.00 


* Based on graduates only. jThese gifts are in addition to contributions by the class of 1945 
to a 10-year insurance policy which mateured in 1955. 



CONTRIBUTORS TO THE ALUMNAE FUND 



July 1, 1954 to June 30, 1955 



1874-1899 

Mary Mathews Clark, '86 
Olivia Fisher, *89 
fCora Morris, x'S9 
Margaret Easton Liggett, '91 
Ella Scott Brown, '91 
Eliza Bryant Barker, '92 
Sara Bryant Stevenson, '94 
Elizabeth Burt Mellor, '95 
Edith Edeburn Keller, '96 
Elizabeth McKenna Stewart, x'96 
Harriet D. McCarty, '97 
Edith Stockton, '97 
Aimee Beringer Murdoch, '98 
Elizabeth McCague, '98 
Jane DeVore Porter, '99 
Laura Fawell Stimmel, x'99 

Class of 1900 

Elizabeth Smith 

Emma Snyder Jones 
* Edith Speer 
*Estelle McKee McCoy 
*Bertha McCoy Myler 
♦Gladys Doty Over 

Class of 1901 

Mary Bruce 

Carrie E. McKim 
•Jessie Bruce Mevi 
♦Catharine Miller 



Class of 1902 

Elsa Braun Searing 
Anne Houston Dysart 
Edith N. Stanton 

Class of 1903 
Harriet Duff Phillips 
Anna Petty Irwin 
Sarah Pfeil Baker 
*Lida Davitt Hartley 
♦Rachel McClelland Sutton 



Class of 1904 

Nancy B. Blair 
f Elizabeth Carpenter Dearborn 

Edna McKee Houston 

Helen Thomas Larimer 

Lida B. Young 
♦Josephine Lee Wright 

Class of 1905 
Harriet B. Kerr 
Elizabeth Pew Bell 
Florence Van Wagener Shaw 
♦Mary Stewart Townsend 

Class of 1906 

Verna Madtes Rifenberick 



Class of 1907 

Bessie Johnson McGinnity 
Ellen B. McKee 
Clara Niebaum Brown 



Class of 1908 

Mary Mellon McJunkin 
♦Pauline Bateman Tiers 



Class of 1909 

Class of 1910 

♦Francis Neel 
♦Grace Gill Shaw 

Class of 1911 

Sara Carpenter 

Belle McClymonds Marshall 

Edna Reitz 

Elma Trussel Bannen 

Florence Wilson Canerdy 



Class of 1912 
Frances Davies Kerr 
Eleanor Davis Woodside 
Elvira Estep Cheeseman 
Helen Grooms 
May Hardy Reed 
Martha Kim 

Lillian MeHenry Schuler 
Martha Sands Hamilton 
Cosetta Spence Fischer 
Calla Stahlmann 
♦Mary H. Faloon 

Class of 1913 

Helen Blair Baumann 
Christine Cameron Bryan 
Laila Clark Ament 
Emma Geiselhart Osterloh 
Jeanne Gray Orcutt 
Florence Keys Sisler 
Elizabeth S. McCague 
Sylvia Wayne Gotham 

Class of 1914 
C. Pauline Burt 
Phoebe Knight Nicholas 
Mildred McWilliams 
Hazel Rider 
Anne M. Rutherford 
Margery Stewart Gillson 
♦Mary Little Aiken 

Class of 1915 

Elizabeth Cameron Frank 

Jane Johnston 

Olga Losa 

Virginia Morris Speer 
♦Mary Spencer Nimick 
♦Dorothy Turner Malcolm 

Class of 1916 
Ethel C. Baii- 
Frances Boale Belding 
Gertrude L. Frame 
Leora Lewis Lambie 
Mildred Nichols Kohman 
Helen Steele Truxal 
Lillian Weihe Whitewell 
Grace Woodrow 



Class of 1917 

Martha Dunbar Say 
Jane Errett 
Ruth Gokey Walters 
Elizabeth McClelland Crawford 
Helen Pardee Nichol 
Louise Reinecke Thorne 
Dorothy Stoebener Markell 
♦Marianne Rea Hamilton 

Class of 1918 

Rachel Alexander Christie 
Naomi Davidson Naas 
Janet Hill 
Emile Kates Logue 
Dorothy Minor Cary 
♦Florence Younkins Fowler 

Class of 1919 
Marjorie Barron McKelvey 
Martha Brownlee Bovard 
Marjorie Errett 
Elinor McEllroy Guthrie 
Margaret Workman Witherspoon 

♦Ethel Spencer 

♦Rachel Buck Jenkins 

Class of 1920 
Catherine Caughey Johnson 
Elizabeth Davidson Davidson 
Elizabeth Fleming 
Margaret Hare Smith 
Helen Horix Fairbanks 
Ethel Perry 

Elizabeth Shipley Brainerd 
Mary Stevenson 
Virginia Wilcox Gilbert 
Gladys Wilson Green 
♦Helen Bennett Nelson 



Class of 1921 

Stella E. Espy 

Lois Farr Hamilton 

Margaret Gilfillan 

Lucille Long Haseltine 

Ella Martin 

Elizabeth Murphy Walter 

Mable Shaffer 

Mary Sprowls Spragg 

Class of 1922 
Margaret Barnes 
Betty Dean Boots 
Margaret Brown Spun- 
Dorothy Burleigh Courtney 
Bonnalyn Connelly 
Ina Connelly Cross 
Elizabeth Foster Kibler 
Margaret Gray Harlor 
Anne Kiskaddon Griggs 
Florence Newmaker Knapp 

♦Kathryn Carter Kuenzel 

♦Ella Wilson Clark 

Class of 1923 
Jean Bumgarner 
Lyda Hamilton 
Mary Holmes Eichhorn 
Marian Jobson 
Martha McKibben Tatnall 
Marion Moffet Barnes 
Marie P. Ohle 

Class of 1924 
Leanore Allen 
Barbara Coit Templeton 
Grace Davis Mechling 
Martha Glandon Luthringer 
Olive Keck Comfort 
Hedwig Pregler 
Helen E. Ryman 
Stella Wagenfehr Shane 

Class of 1925 

Helen Ahlers Patton 

Lois Brown Nabors 

Sarah Chisholm Springer 

Martha Ganiear Garretson 

Helen Gokey Denigan 

Louise Graham Brown 

Margaret Herron 

Harriett McCaw Hale 

Mary Shane Muir 

Elizabeth Stevenson McQuislon 

Class of 1926 

Mary Ailes Sechler 
Gertrude Bradshaw 
Helen Bromley 
Elizabeth Hubbard Ewing 
Julia Kadlecik Little 
Henrietta MacLeod Watts 
Audrey Reebel Early 
Catherine Sayers 
Jeannette Stover 
Jean Thomas Iffert 

Class of 1927 

Mary Bradshaw 
Clara Colteryahn 
Ella English Daub 
M. Isabel Epley 
Mary Harner Britton 
Miriam Kirkell 
Ruth McKeever Slater 
Anna P. Negley 
Suzanne Noble Nauman 
Frances Ray Dunlevy 
Dorothy Sexauer Hamilton 
Rachel Stevenson Bair 
Esther Watson Wilson 

Class of 1928 

Margaret Cousley 
Katherine Craig Morgan 
Edith Hays Gibbs 
Nora Lewis Harlan 
Eugenie Negley McLean 
Ruth Wilkinson 
Jane Willard Stephenson 
♦Frances Frost Barclay 



Class of 1929 

Martha Ackleson Smith 
Dorothy Appleby Musser 
Erma Bachman Stewart 
Clara Boyd Bond 
Ellen Connor Kilgore 
Mary DeMotte Sutphen 
Jane Haller McCafferty 
Ruth Lenon Dieffenbacher 
Betty MacColl 
Francis Reeder Battaglia 
Mary Louise Suceop Bell 
Anne Textor Thompson 
Evelyn Thompson Wible 
♦Jean Huff Bailey 
♦Louise Sutton Ivory 



Class of 1930 

Catherine Backofen 

Ruth Beech Armentrout 

Viola Chadwick Rosso 

Jane Curll Carl 

Louise Dickenson 

Mary Frye Llewellyn 

M. Lucille Jackson 

Marcella Murray 

Veronica Netopil Morrone 

Sara Reamer Matlack 

Elizabeth Stadtlander 

Dorothy Thompson Seif 

Louise Vallowe Spinelli 
♦Eleanor Nevins Rubenstein 
♦Dorothy Reitz Claney 
♦Elise Searing Loxterman 
♦Helen Ensminger Hughes 

Class of 1931 

Eleanor Bartberger Dearborn 
Sara Cecil Faisst 
Dorothea Crawford Macy 
Helen Domhoff Neely 
Ruth Haddock 
Margaret Jefferson 
Florence Jones Maddox 
Lucile Laughlin Logan 
Adelaide Lasner Sachs 
Elizabeth Marshall 
Elsie McCreery Longwell 
Helen J. Miller 
Mary Duff Miller 
Viola Smith 
Lois M. Sproull 
Louise Turner Crookston 
♦Winifred Connelly Alexander 

Class of 1932 

Alice Bair 

Nancy Campbell Klamm 

Dorothy English 

Elizabeth Ewing Cogbill 

Ruth Grafmann Weiner 

Marie Hahn Lewis 

Mary Louise Hockensmith Murdoch 

Georgia Meinecke Weldon 

Lillian Hunter Stoecklein 

Sara Miller Brash 

Jean Muller Knetsche 

Elizabeth Ramsay Kyle 

Dorothy Russell 

Sara Stevenson 

Marion Stone Howard 



Class of 1933 

Evelyn Bitner Pearson 
Helen Chambers 
Dorothy Edsall Fuller 
Betty Graham Kirkpatriek 
Mary Johnston Krudener 
Ruth Ludebuehl Early 
Edith McBane 
Helen McCreery Eckels 
Louise Metzgar lams 
Carolyn Pierce May 
Gertrude Ray Mann 
Violet Sekey Jessop 
Sarah Stevenson Foster 
Martha Stuart Muhlheizler 
♦Jane Metzger Epstein 



Class of 1934 

Frances Alter Mitchell 

Ruth Berkey Reichley 

Maxine Cuden Adler 

Rir.h Edgar Dailey 

Josephine Johnson Rennich 

Marjorie Larimer 

Jean Ludebuehl Fisher 

Mary Louise Martin 

Anne McCuIlough Frey 

Dorothy Schenck Van der VoorL 

Hazel Snyder 

Marion Starkey Hamlet 

Harriet Stephenson Stearns 

Margaret White 

Mary Jane Young 



Class of 1935 

Helen Birmingham Proctor 
Margaret Eichleay Storer 
Jean Engel Reppun 
Lois Ewing Unger 
Prudence Goodale Martin 
Jane Harmeier Nims 
Ruth Moorhead Sward 
Mary K. Rodgers Moses 
Gertrude Russell Lydic 
Dolores Steinecke 
Dorothy Taylor 
Virginia Watkins DeMers 
Dorothy Woodward Evans 

*Bertha Dunbar Speer 

♦Yuki Naito 



Class of 1936 

Jean Andress Berger 
Harriet Bannatyne Moelmann 
Helen Brown Buchanan 
Mary Virginia Brown 
Mary Stuart Clements Harrirnan 
Ruth V. Frost 
Thelma Golden Charen 
Jane Griffith Potter 
Marian Johnson Thistle 
Rachel Jones Donaldson 
Charlotte Ley Glover 
Helen Lindsay Lee 
Carol Pfordt Davis 
Doris Pierce 
Agnes Ralston 
Ruth Rosen Hartz 
Katrina Utne Brown 
♦Virginia Evans Evans 



Class of 1937 

Sally Anderson Amtsberg 
Elizabeth Bradley 
Nancy Diven Seagren 
Harriet Erickson Kirk 
Jane Erhard Rittenhouse 
Martha Jane Gerwig Rial 
Lois Haseltine Moses 
Margaret McBride McMasler 
Eleanor Marshall Waiters 
Naomi Say re Steele 
Martha Skyrms Pftiscb 
Marjorie Stewart Read 
Lillian Taylor Franz 
Thayer Thompson Rush 
Martha Torrence 
Mary Trimble Brittain 



Class of 1938 

Alene Allen Endsley 
Mary Baldwin 
Martha Bright Wolfe 
Jane Caughey Spicer 
Marjorie Chubb Randall 
Elizabeth Coates Elliott 
Mary Deemer Nagel 
Dora Diamond Hake 
Florence Gibbs Momeyer 
Gertrude Hays Arensberg 
Ruth Kleitz Buel 
Janet E. Lewis 
Beatrice Lynch Perrin 
Mary Jane McCutcheon Guy 
Margaret Perry Huessner 
Mary Schmitt 
Betty Slocum Haldeman 
Edith Thompson 

♦Associate 



Class of 1939 

Margaret Cooper Uptegraff 
Katherine Cuthbert Hardee 
Ruth Ann Davies 
Elizabeth Jane Duckwall Daubach 
Millicent Hoyt Faison 
Jean Kalish Samuels 
Mary Jane Kerr Leonard 
Genevieve Love Bell 
Letitia Mahaffey 
Mary McCuIlough Abbott 
Alma Mocker Bacon 
Elizabeth P. Pensom 
Elizabeth Speer Schenk 
Helen Starkey Dixon 
Mary Tilghman LeRoy 
Mary Louise Weber McClenahan 
Rose Marie Weller Black 
♦Doris Chatto Kimball 



Class of 1940 

Margaret Christy Graham 

Ruth Clark Nelson 

Margaret Dunseath Wilson 

Ruth Fite Kerr 

Carrie Lou Kinzer Trapp 

Rachel Kirk Ralston 

Patricia Krause Koscso 

Anne Ludlow Kinney 

Frances Mahaffey Thompson 

Marianne McCal lister Martin 

Ruth Mengel Roosa 

Mary Ellen Ostergard Lutz 

Nancy Over Bowdler 

Renee Schreyer France 

Jane Scott Bruntjen 

A. Alida Spinning 

Jane Viehman 

Jean Watson Williams 

Nancy Wilson Patterson 
♦Virginia Stahl 
♦Nelle Rose Richards Offutt 



Class of 1941 

Alice Chattaway Kittle 
Elizabeth Ann Howard 
Mildred Johnston Rexroad 
Mary Kinter McEldowney 
Carolyn Martin 
Allison Meyer 

Mae Oettinger Schweinsberg 
Gladys Patton MacNeill 
Mary Bertha Richards 
Ruth Succop 
Elinor Weibel Stoltz 
♦Sara Louise Finkelstein Rose 
♦Yvonne DeSilvis Botkay 



Class of 1942 

Margaret Anderson 

Helen Virginia Crouch Everett 

Marjorie Higgins Phillips 

Phyllis Keister Semple 

Alice McKain Porter 

Harriet McKnight Browning 

Janet Murray Newton 

Jean Patterson Bliss 

Alice Provost McCutcheon 

Dorothy Purkiss Linke 

Mary Singer Samson 

Mary K. Stratheam Brown 

Florence Succop Klotz 

Dorothy Vale Roberts 
♦Virginia McCune Thompson 
♦Mary Alice Spellmire Girts 



Class of 1943 

Mary Jane Fitzpatrick McGough 

Virginia Hendryx Shank 

Claire Horwitz Klein 

Miles Janouch Price 

Marian Lambie Arnheim 

Nina Maley Ross 

Janet McCormick 

Amy McKay Core 

Janet Ross 

Margaret Suppes Yingling 

Marian Teichman McKone 

Martha Jane Truxall Dougherty 

Louise Wallace Menges 



Class of 1944 

Jean Bacon 
Norma Bailey McLean 
Gladys Bistline Belz 
Margaret Donaldson 
Evlyn Fulton 
Barbara Findley Copeland 
Patricia Leonard Bodle 
Martha McCuIlough Lohmeyoi 
Cynthianne Say Calhoun 
Helen Heath Smith 
Virginia Speer Baldwin 
Elizabeth Spierling Arentson 
Helen Springer Edmonds 
Winifred Watson Prugh 



**Class of 1945 

Janet Brewster Reynolds 
Jean Dalzell MacMillan 
Alice E. Demmler 
Ruth Jenkins Horsburgh 
Marjorie Mayhall 
Jane Meub Evans 
Patsy Speers Bradley 
"Emily Noll Zerbe 



Class of 1946 

Mary Louise Burckart Crawford 
Miriam Egger Hosak 
Jane Field Taylor 
Priscilla Hendryx 
Harriet Hoffman 
Margaret Korb Smith 
Jean McCuIlough Brown 
Carolyn Thorne King 
Marjorie Wayne Wechsler 
Jean White Markell 



Class of 1947 

Ruth Arnold Harmon 

Louise Baehr Larson 

Doris Baird Grinder 

Elva Braziell Hively 

Helen K. Brown 

June Davies Rush 

Margaret Ann Dodge Poindexter 

Else Greger Miller 

Catherine Henderson 

Alene Hutton Sage 

Alice M. Kells 

Barbara Mason 

Nannette McCreery McCook 

Helen McMillin Alder 

Marjorie Mohn Young 

Gloria Molinatto 

Jacqueline Neal Jackson 

Margaret Schumacher Meyer 



Class of 1948 

Mary Aiken Brown 
Elizabeth Ann Albach Weame 
Hilda Fish Bricker 
Jean Forncrook Armstrong 
Amy Gage Skallerup 
Wandalea Johnson Smith 
Lucille McKay Geddis 
Helen Obermayer Sellers 
Mary Jane Picard Pursell 
Elizabeth Ross Kuhn 
Natalie Speer Weller 
Rita Ullom Doig 
Donice Vail Rea 
Joy Wilson Douglas 
♦Wilma Moore Stoebener 



Class of 1949 

Jeanne Anderson Nesbit 
Mary Jane Ewing Hervey 
Eloise Haase 
Patricia Hardy Butts 
Barbara Hoge Dansak 
Dorothy King 
Jane Linton 

Eleanore Luthringer Mattson 
Margaret McGeary Fels 
Peggy Thompson Weil 
Mary Lou Tite Ellsworth 
Alice Lee Vandermark Stanton 
Virginia Van Scoy 
Barbara Watson Wagner 
♦Benita Heifer Glick 



Class of 1950 
Nancy Beamer Stewart 
Gertrude Beiswenger Toiirtellel 
Barbara Black Bloomshom 
Sue Ferris Trownsell 
Marilyn J. Hamilton 
Jean JCaiser 
Marilyn Lopez Dalton 
Patricia W. Marlin 
Janet Mitchell Lynch 
Shirley Patterson KowjimIi 
Aura Raspaldo Hulme 
Gretchen Schmidt Kull»-i " 
Joanne Seale Warren 
Judith Sutherland Laiim<:r 
Marylou Tedesco Naser 

♦Shirley Bemis Martin 

♦Claire Foster Myers 

Class of 1951 

Marilyn Black Auchterlonie 
Dorothy Dodworth 
Madelyn Engelhardt Sayles 
Patricia Kennedy Earley 
Marlene Shettel Stovicek 
Marguerite Sullivan Ham ion 
Margaret Van Ness Colven 
Martha Whaley Webster 

Class of 1952 

Patricia Baris Davidson 

Judy Bierman Linowes 

Barbara Clark Samuelson 

Nancy Garlow Hoop 

Dorothy Grim Everett 

Ann Gould Moore 

Nancy Harrold 

Nancy Kelly Hilland 

Virginia Kern 

Martha McLaughlin 

Christine Metro 

Joan Mibus Smith 

Henriette Rougraff 

Andrea Rygg 

Sally Ann Scragg 

Joanne W. Shelley 

Barbara Stephenson 

Doris Warner Brown 
♦Barbara Drexler Eley 
♦Patricia L. Printz 
^LaRue H. Thompson 

Class of 1953 
Marjorie Beard Kelley 
Alice Jean Berry 
Amelia Botsaris 
Gretchen Donaldson 
Elsa Duncan Reagan 
Dorothy Laura Fraser 
Lois Glazer Michaels 
Diane Gray Hall 
Betty Jane King 
Janet McKain Fawcett 
Madeline Miles 

Class of 1954 
Mary F. Anderson 
Barbara Bolger 
Dorothy Hauser 
Carolyn Hirshberg 
Ann Hutchinson 
Mary Louise Matvey Shombert 
Nan R. Norris 
Christine Peters 
Harriet Rosser 
Barbara Shatto Freeman 
Lois Thompson Anderson 
Nancy Williams 
Barbara Young 
Patricia Y'ount Hudson 

Dilworth Hall and Special Stui'enls 

Sara Shaw McAboy 

Evelyn Fawell Evans 

Mary Mclntire Mahaffey 

Margaret Watson Stevenson 

Lillie McGinness 

Florence Moreland Morris 

Grace Brown McMaster 

Hilda Reiber Willock 

Minnie McGrew Coyle 

Annie Davison McClure 

Katherine B. Milson 

Laura Slocum Simons 

Hilda Wahr Willis 

Jeanne Mahey Smith 

Thea Schwan Wallace 



fDeceased 

♦♦These gifts are in addition to contributions by the class of 1945 to a 10 year insurance policy which matured in 1955. 

Please report any corrections and additions to the Alumnae Office. 



"IDEAS 

in 

TRANSITION" 

Helen H. Smith '44 

As a Chatham College Alumna, you 
are a woman who thinks. You are an 
opinion-shaper in your sphere of 
friends, and probably in your commun- 
ity. 

If you're honest, you admit that you 
can't possibly keep abreast of the rap- 
id-fire barrage of news in more than 
a handful of the fields of activity that 
vitally influence your life and times. 
Much less can you correlate and sift 
this barrage of information into mean- 
ingful trends and important ideas-in- 
transition. Yet, because you think and 
make other people think, you want to 
make sense out of the chaos of news 
and ideas that modern communications 
beat down upon you. 

That's why the Alumnae Association 
is sponsoring "Ideas in Transition." 
"Ideas in Transition" is a series of five 
lecture-discussion studies held one eve- 
ning a month in the Chatham Chapel. 

The study leaders for the series are 
eminently qualified specialists. Each 
of their five topics is completely differ- 
ent from the others — similar only in 
importance to people who want to be 
"aware" as they go about living. Each 
study is designed to organize facts and 
incidents into major trends — into ideas- 
in-transition. 

Those of you who heard Dr. Liem's 
analysis of the United States position 
in the Far East, and Mr. LeClair's 
study of the highly controversial Pitts- 
burgh International need no further 
description of the worth of these eve- 
nings. 

The rest of you who are within trav- 
eling distance of the campus owe it to 
yourselves to mark January 18th on 
your calendars — for the study on hu- 
man development led by Dr. E. Lee 
Vincent. 

The "Ideas in Transition" series is 
a step towards increased community re- 
sponsibility on the part of the College. 
Though you may not be near enough to 
Pittsburgh to participate in it directly, 



She Rode Horseback to College 



On October 26, 1955, Blanche Evans 
Rust (Mrs. George P.) spent an after- 
noon visiting the only school she ever 
attended. This in itself is not unusual, 
because many alumnae visit the cam- 
pus. This particular visit was notable, 
however, because Mrs. Rust had just 
celebrated her ninety-first birthday and 
was graduated from Pennsylvania Fe- 
male College with the class of 1883. 

When Blanche Evans was eleven 
years old, her parents decided she was 
ready for adult books and formal 
schooling, and, although the family 
lived in Pittsburgh, Blanche went 
"away" to school at Dilworth Hall. 
Having experienced homesickness dur- 
ing that first year, she lived at home 
after that and rode horseback to school. 
The coachman met her at the stable, 



located near the present Lindsay Hall 
(formerly the president's house) and 
took charge of her horse. There she 
changed from her riding habit to her 
school clothes and walked up the hill 
to her classes. 

With three years in preparatory 
school and four years in college, Mrs. 
Rust developed a deep and long lasting 
devotion to the college. She was a 
classmate and a close personal friend 
of Miss Rachel Aiken and Mary Ache- 
son Spencer (Mrs. Charles A.) 

While on campus, Mrs. Rust visited 
with Dean Allen and Mrs. Mechling. 
Later, she and Miss Dysart had a good 
"historical" chat of great interest to 
both of them. Mrs. Rust's home is at 
15610 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights 
20, Ohio. 




Miss Dysart Mrs. Rust 

Mrs. Rust knew Berry Hall as it was in the 1885 cover picture. 



you can share in its applause. The As- 
sociation considers it an important 
move in the direction of public service. 
Jane Harmeier Nims, '35, is general 
chairman for the series. Brochures on 
the series, and tickets, are available 
from the Alumnae Office. The Febru- 
ary study is a timely one on "Responsi- 
ble Two-Party Politics," led by Dr. 
William J. Keefe. In March, Dr. and 
Mrs. Roy Harris will present a lecture- 
concert on "Twentieth Century Styles 
in Music." A coffee hour follows each 
lecture. 

8 



It's not too 


soon 


to make 


plans 


for 




CLASS REUNIONS 


on 




JUNE 4, 


1956 


Classes ending 


in 1 and 6 



Class of 1959 



Nora Lewis Harlan, '28, Director 
of Admissions, reporting on the fresh- 
man class says, "The class of 1959 is 
not only one of the largest in the history 
of the college, but one of the smartest," 
and enlarges upon this statement with 
some interesting statistics. Of the 158 
enrolled, 107 were in the upper one- 
fifth of their high school class. There 
are twelve valedictorians, eight class 
presidents, and twenty-three editors. 
As a result of their scores on the Amer- 
ican Council Psychological tests ad- 



ministered during their first days on 
campus, the class of 1959, competing 
with students at 219 other colleges 
throughout the nation who took similar 
tests, ranked twelfth nationally. 

Twelve states and three foreign 
countries are represented in the enter- 
ing class, and there are six alumnae 
daughters, eight alumnae sisters, and 
one alumnae granddaughter. Forty-one 
per cent hold scholarships, both from 
the college and other sources. 




Marty 
Lewis 



Alumnae Daughters 
Nancy Lynn Sally 

Adler Hughes McQuiston 

Ginny Nabors missing from picture 



Carol 
Moran 



Have a Party 

in the 

Scholarship Benefit Network of Parties 

on 

February 25, 1956 

On Saturlay, February 25, 1956, the Pittsburgh alumnae 
will hold their third annual Scholarship Benefit luncheon and 
bridge at the Gateway Plaza. 

Across the country, from Maine to Hawaii, "away-from- 
Pittsburgh" alumnae will be having benefit parties at the 
same time. Whether planned by an individual, a small group 
or an organized club, the proceeds will go toward another 
Alumnae Scholarship. 

Have YOU planned YOUR party? 



CLASS 
N-EWS 



CLASS OF 1904 
Secretary: Miss Lida B. Young 
5706 Walnut Street 
Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 

There were only seven of us at the time of 
graduation from PCW and we have lost three, 
Elizabeth Carpenter Dearborn being the most 
recent. She passed away quietly after she had 
been away for two months in the Virgin Islands 
and returned home. 

Your secretary lost a sister at Deer Lake, 
Maine, who lived most of the year at Yentnor, 
N.J. 

Edna McKee Houston has been very busy 
at church and entertaining her friends. 

Helen Thomas Larimer spent some time in 
Chautauqua with daughter Marjorie. 

Yours truly, instead of traveling as formerly, 
spent summer at home. 

CLASS OF 1910 
Secretary: Miss Ethel Tassey 
110 East Bay Street 
Alhambra, Calif. 

In August, Ethel Tassey visited friends and 
relatives in Pittsburgh on her way home to Cal- 
ifornia after a two months' tour of the British 
Isles. One of the high lights of her Pittsburgh 
visit was a "personally conducted tour" of the 
transformed PCW campus. 

CLASS OF 1912 
Secretary: Frances Davies Kerr 
(Mrs. Harry J.) 
3868 Wind Gap Road 
Pittsburgh 4, Pa. 
The class extends its sympathy to Martha 
Kim upon the death of her sister, Dorothea, 
who passed away on Labor Day after a long 
illness. 

CLASS OF 1916 
Reunion, June 4, 1956 
Secretary: Helen Steele Truxal 
(Mrs. Todd G.) 
119 Arch Street 
Greensburg, Pa. 

MARRIAGES: 

Miriam he Fevre Costanzo — Daughter of 
Rebe^ah Crouse Costanzo to Paul E. Rohl of 
Silver Creek, N. Y., Aug. 13, 1955. They are 
living in Buffalo, N. Y. 

BIRTHS: 

Ann and Susan, identical twins, born Sept. 
7, 1955, to Dorothy Errett's niece, Patsy. 

Mark Eugene Costamo, born Nov. 5, 1954, 
to Rev. and Mrs. James T. Costanso of Salts- 
burg, Rebe\ah Crouse Costanzo's son. 

James Steele Dougherty, born Aug. 8, 1955, 
to Martha Jane Truxal and Wilson Dougherty, 
sixth grandson of Helen Steele Truxal. 



DEATHS: 

Mother of Lillian Weihe Whitwell, July 8, 
1955, in her 92nd year. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Rosemary Geary, 3 Bayard Rd., Apt. 53, 
Pittsburgh 13, Pa." 

GENERAL NEWS: 

Ethel Bair is still dietitian at First Presbyte- 
rian Church. She fed 200 all summer at First 
Church Camp at Ligonier. A visit to First 
Church's new kitchen would be appreciated. 
Ethel motored 4000 miles through Illinois and 
historical Southern States. 

Rebe^ah Crouse Costanzo's husband en' 
joyed a trip to Italy. 

Dorothy Errett is still a book-keeper in West 
Grove Bank and teaches a class of Junior Girls 
in Sunday School. She attended one reunion of 
PCW Alumnae in the Philadelphia area. 

Rosemary Geary is teaching in the same 
place. She and her sister like their new apart- 
ment with no home responsibility. 

Mildred Nichols Koliman has just returned 
from a summer at Lake Chautauqua with her 
mother, who is making her home now with 
Mildred. 

Seba South McCaw has been busy helping 
with the preparations for the wedding of her 
niece, Eleanor Patterson, daughter of Pauline 
McCaw Patterson. 

Alice Laidlatf Hic^s continues as Reference 
Librarian of Woman's College, Duke Univer- 
sity. She is a member of the Executive Board of 
Durham Woman's Club and is a member of the 
Committee on Education for Librarianship of 
the North Carolina Library Association. She 
also teaches an adult Bible Class in her Church. 
Alice spent the summer in Great Britain where 
she specialised in literary shrines. 

Margaret Lee's picture appeared recently in 
the Sunday Pittsburgh Press. The accompany- 
ing article stated that Margaret Lee of Carnegie 
Institute, Department of Education, has had 
charge of Art Classes there for 29 years. They 
began in 1929 with 10 pupils. Now 800 chil- 
dren, grades 5 to 7, as well as 200 older pupils 
attend Saturday morning classes. Four hundred 
others come in the afternoon. Children are 
chosen from all schools in Allegheny County. 
They are taught to draw in their own way. 

As for me, I had a most delightful tour of 
Europe in the Spring. We landed in Plymouth. 
The English country-side was lovely all the 
way to Stratford. In crossing the North Sea to 
Bergen, Norway, our sailing was as calm as 
the Atlantic. Everywhere we enjoyed gorgeous 
scenery and an amazing review of history by 
our many guides, to say nothing of the fun 
that Dot and I had shopping. 

CLASS OF 1918 
Secretary: Florence Younkins Fowler 
(Mrs. Clyde A.) 
3227 Gaylord Avenue 
Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

NEW ADDRESS: 

Winona Sterling Hopwood (Mrs. H. E.) 
283 Derrick Ave., Uniontown, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

We extend our sympathy to Martha Temple 
Patrick whose father, Dr. Henry Temple, died 
last winter. 

Those who report a quiet year are Ruth 
Kaufman Morrison, Rachel Alexander Christie, 
and Ruth Long. 

Mollie Davidson ?iass traveled tq Europe 
last summer and is planning a tour of Scandina- 



via and the Mediterranian next year. Dorothy 
Minor Carv had a lovely trip through the west 
this summer. She went to Denver, Salt Lake 
City, Yellowstone National Park, and Jackson 
Lake Lodge, Wyoming. 

I had two trips to Texas this summer. My 
daughter Evelyn and her husband are living in 
McAllen, Texas. Newlin is training at Moone 
Air Base at Mission, Texas. Late in the summer 
I spent two restful weeks in Canada. 

Josephine Paul Means is teaching in Latimer 
Junior High School this winter. Jo's sons are 
both married, and both boys married teachers. 

Charlotte Hunger Hays reports a new grand- 
daughter, making three in all. 

Winona Sterling Hopwood spends half the 
year in Pennsylvania and half in Florida. Three 
grandchildren, garden clubs, and many other 
activities keep her busy. 

Kdmala Cornelius Asirvatham wrote in May 
to Catherine Caughey Johnson, '20, from Di- 
rector's Bungalow, Laxmi Narayar Institute, 
Nagpur, M.P., India; "My daughter, Premi, 
whom you knew in PCW, was with us from 
July, 1954, until April, 1955. We had such a 
good time when she was with us. Now we miss 
her very much. She sailed on April 11 for U.K. 
She is now with my eldest daughter, Vasanti 
who is in London. Vasanti had her first baby 
on March 23, 1955, so Premi is with her help- 
ing. She will sail on May 26 for New -York. 
When Premi was here in India, she joined 
Nagpur University and did her M.A. in Poli- 
tics. I am glad she used her time well. She went 
to Kashmir last November and enjoyed her trip 
immensely. December and January she spent 
her Christmas holidays traveling in India. She 
had a lovely visit with us and now she is help- 
ing Vasanti with her baby, Tara, who is six or 
seven weeks old. Tara means star. So I have 
also followed the footsteps of my many class- 
mates who have become grandmothers, but I 
must say that I feel as young as ever. 

"My youngest daughter, Padmini, is 19 and 
will be a Senior BA. in July. She will complete 
BA. in March, 1956. She is quite happy in 
India and has made many good friends in her 
college in Nagpur. She may do her M.A. in 
English Lit. 

"Who is 1918 class secretary now? Rachel 
Alexander used to be when I was in Boston. 
Please find out and send this letter, if you do 
not mind, for our alumnae RECORDER news. 
I am sure many of my classmates will be inter- 
ested to know about Vasanti. She has bought 
her own home in a suburb of London." 



CLASS OF 1920 
Secretary: Catharine Caughey Johnson 
5127 Centre Avenue 
Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 

Eight members returned for our 35th re- 
union — Mary Stevenson, Ethel Perry. Virginia 
Wilcox Gilbert, Helen Horix Fairbanks, Julia 
Aspinuial! Dunlap, Katherine McFarland, 
Elizabeth Dauidson, and Catharine Caughey. 
Johnson. After the Alumnae luncheon we went 
to Helen Fairbanks home where we held our 
meeting and read letters from Gladys Wilson 
Green, Imogene Armstrong, Elizabeth Fleming, 
Elsie Herron Atwell, Betty Shipley Brainerd, 
and Elinor Trimble Peel. We had our dinner 
together at the King Edward dining room and 
we went up to Katherine's apartment to see 
pictures which she had taken last summer on a 
Caribbean cruise. It was a pleasure to visit 
again with Auntie upon whom we had called 
on our 30th reunion. It was generally agreed 
that our artist teacher had mastered "Art for 
Art's sake" as her sunset pictures were out- 
standing. The evening proved a perfect climax 
for our reunion. 

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Elizabeth Jamison Hamilton's letter arrived 
too late for our reunion. Ethel Perry's letter to 
her was forwarded to France "where I had been 
for a short vacation, back to Germany and 
finally to Salzburg in Austria where I am now 
helping with arrangements to close the hospital 
in preparation for evacuation. This is a beauti- 
ful and interesting country and the people de- 
lightful to know. I had hoped to see you when 
I visited my sister in Mt. Lebanon last year but 
there was so little time to do the things I'd 
planned. Perhaps we can arrange to meet when 
I return to the States in 1956, 1 hope." 

Elinor Trimble Peel is in the Department of 
Opening Accounts with the Perpetual Building 
Association, located in Washington, D.C. "I 
am a grandmother with two grandchildren, al- 
most white hair, and a bit of excess poundage." 

Elizabeth Fleming has moved to Blue Bell, 
Montgomery County, Pa. She teaches social 
studies in Philadelphia High School. 

Imogene Armstrong is planning a vacation 
to El Paso, Texas, with her sister. 

Gladys Wilson Green wrote to report: "My 
second son, Edwin, Jr., is an M.D. called back 
into the Navy, serving now in Charleston, W. 
Va. They have a little girl nine months old. 
Elizabeth and Bob Richey are moving into a 
new house in June and they have a two year 
old curly headed girl. Andy is practicing law 
and doing fine after five years of struggling. 
We are lucky to have them near." 

Elizabeth Shipley Brainerd and her husband 
sailed for Sweden on July 9. "Ever since we 
were in Sweden some thirty years ago we have 
talked of returning. How I keep so busy and do 
so little worth mentioning is a constant marvel. 
Robert William who is two years old and 
Howard Brainerd Foltz born March 26 are liv- 
ing near, and living near one's parents may be 
hard on the younger generation, but it is won- 
derful for the older. Stanford is finishing his 
first year at Harvard Business School and we 
hope he will have a job in Eastern." 

Elizabeth Dai'idson says her two boys are 
doing well. Richard is with his father in busi- 
ness and Roger is in the University of Pitts- 
burgh. 

Elsie Herron Atwell wrote that her son had 
returned from service and was going to enter 
the University of Minnesota this fall. 

Virginia Wilcox Gilbert brought pictures of 
her granddaughters to our reunion. Harriet 
Knox lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and has 
two girls: Gail Virginia, who will be two years 
old, and Kathryn Ann, born January second. 
Jesse and Tom Chew are in Parkersburg, W. 
Va. "They were all here in June and we were 
together at Ocean City. It was a wonderful va- 
cation." 

Margaret Hare Smith was in Europe this 
summer and no news came from her for our 
reunion. 

Helen Horix Fairban\s is serving as Chair- 
man of the Budget Committee of our Alumnae 
Association. She and her son, who is with the 
American Locomotive Company in Schenec- 
tady, took a trip to Churchill, Canada, this 
summer. 

When we all saw Julia Dunlap, who had not 
changed, we thought that we all must look as 
young as we did in 1935. But Julia says she has 
four children hard at work and happy. Joan is 
a secretary in New York and Marjorie is mar- 
ried and works in Titusville, Pa. Betty is finish- 
ing Carnegie Tech this year and expects to 
marry. John is home after two years with the 
Army in Germany. 

The class extends deepest sympathy to Ethel 
Perry whose mother passed away this summer. 
Ethel is doing well selling Childcraft. 

Our roster has grown to fourteen grandchil- 
dren. Stephen Grant Johnson was born Janu- 



ary 21 and his parents have moved to Mt. 
Lebanon. I visited my daughter and her three 
sons in Lansing, Michigan, this summer where 
I used Childcraft which I bought from our class 
sales lady. I'd suggest that other grandmothers 
buy it for Christmas. 

Thanks to Helen, Ethel, and Kathenne who 
helped make our reunion so enjoyable. Per- 
sonal letters were written by us to every mem- 
ber of our class and we are sorry that we had 
so few responses. To everyone present and to 
those who wrote a letter, your secretary sent 
two group pictures of 1920 in 1955. It is not 
too late to receive pictures, so do send some 
news for our fall issue in 1956. 

CLASS OF 1922 
Secretary: Dorothy Burleigh Courtney 
(Mrs. James O.) 
West Union Street 
Somerset, Pa. 

I have really been in a whirl getting three 
children off to college after a very busy summer 
with all the children and their friends continu- 
ally coming and going. Jim, Jr., graduated from 
Penn Law School in June and will soon be off 
to the Army. Graham and Nancy are living in 
Philadelphia and spent part of their vacation 
with us. 

Harriet Hill Kraus was in Somerset last sum- 
mer and came to see me. We had such a good 
visit — the first since we left PCW. Harriet is 
still slim and trim and has the same wonderful 
personality though her hair is not as red as it 
was in our college days. Her oldest son just 
graduated from medical school. 

Helen Leggett Corbett '24 and her mother 
and her daughter, Dorothy, stopped by on 
their way home from Hershey and that was an- 
other good surprise. Helen and I keep up a 
very spasmodic correspondence. Her Dorothy 
and mine are just about the same age — we 
were so glad to have them meet. Her Dorothy 
is a sophomore at Radcliffe. 

I spent a lovely afternoon with Betty Foster 
Kibler. She is a very good baby sitter these days 
for Lewis' small son. 

Betty Wilson Lorenz is still a very busy li- 
brarian. I've had several telephone conversa- 
tions with her husband but never managed to 
find Betty in. 

Last spring I chaperoned the Somerset cheer 
leaders (Dottie was one of them) to a wrestling 
meet between Somerset and Kiski at Kiski. Ella 
May Wilson Clara's husband is head master at 
Kiski and Ella May is still her charming, hospi- 
table self. The cheer leaders adored her. 

Sarah Miller Bowmer has given up decorat- 
ing and has gone to live with her brother, Jim 
(Belle Wilson's husband) . 

Anne Kis\adden Griggs' granddaughter is 
named for Tom's sister — Marion Griggs Nem- 
ick. The baby is now a year old. 

Florence 7^ewma\er Knapp's card came just 
too late for the last publication. As usual, 
Newny is tripping — this time to Europe — 
Paris, Switzerland, and Italy. Newny is boast- 
ing of five grandchildren. 

Did you know Dorothy Davis Gihhs is a 
neighbor of mine here in Somerset? She has a 
beautiful home and two fine young sons, one a 
senior at Somerset High and one a sophomore 
at Kiski. 

I hear that Susan Scott Tuc\er is going to 
give art lessons on TV this winter. Please, Su- 
san, let us know which station. We're all so 
proud of you. (WQED) 

Please, everyone, write me some news. 

CLASS OF 1926 
Reunion — June 4, 1956 
Secretary: Edith M. McKelvey 
1421 Shady Avenue 
Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 



3n Jflemoriam 

June Byers x'08 

(Mrs. J. B. Flenniken) 
May, 1954 

Marie Elizabeth Reed x'28 
(Mrs. George Eaton) 
January, 1955 

Cora B. Morris x'89 
April, 1955 

Elizabeth Carpenter '04 

(Mrs. Richard J. Dearborn) 
June, 1955 

Rachel C. Aiken '83 

August, 1955 

Clara Louise Baton '35 

(Mrs. William A. Meyer) 
August, 1955 

Charlotte Blank '29 

(Mrs. Joseph M. Burke) 
August, 1955 

Lulu Clark x'99 

September, 1955 

Margaret Biggs '95 

October, 1955 

Alice Sankey DH '08 
(Mrs. Harry Viehman) 
October, 1955 

Joyce Aiken x'46 

(Mrs. Verle Brooks) 
July, 1954 

Louise Scull Spec. '87-'90 
(Mrs. John D. Hitchman) 
November, 1955 



NEW ADDRESSES: 

Julia Kadelcik Little (Mrs. Wallace H.) 

9066 E. Duarte Road 

San Gabriel, Calif. 

Helen Simons Polhemus (Mrs. Oscar M.) 

Box 238, Colebrook, N.H. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

Abigail Cresstoell continues teaching Senior 
High School English in Ellwood City, Pa., 
writing "I have enjoyed my years of teaching 
and am looking forward to another happy 
year. Since Father's death in 1951 Mother and 
I have continued in our home. Mother is quite 
active and busy. And teaching and our home 
keeps me busy also, but there is always time for 
Church. At present, I am on the consistory 
and serve as Secretary. Last April was his- 
torian for the 50th anniversary celebration of 
the Church." 

Gertrude Bradshaw of Baldwin, Long Island, 
N. Y. reports she is still doing volunteer work 
with the Public Reception Committee of United 
Nations and enjoying it hugely. "Our village is 
planning to have a Halloween 'Trick or Treat' 
collection for the U.N. Children's Fund. We 
did it last year in six churches and had over 
$600. So I am up to my ears in meetings, with 
scouts and schools. If I get any ideas for the 
30th reunion, I will let you know. Last time we 
were at the bifocal stage, so this time will be on 
crutches." 

Eleanor Fulton McCrac\en of Newark, N. J. 
reports this is her second and last year as Presi- 
dent of the Essex County Branch of AAUW. 
"We still spend our summer vacations at Ston- 
boro (16 miles north of Grove City). There's 

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no place like Western Pennsylvania. Our 
daughter, Ruth, graduated from Wilson in 
1954, and since then has been a technical assist- 
ant in the Transistor Development Dept. of 
Bell Telephone Laboratories. In June, 1955 
she was married to Malcolm Pringle and they 
are living in Crawford, N. J. Our son, Bob, 16, 
graduates from High School next January and 
expects to go to Princeton." 

Julia Kadleci^ Little of San Gabriel, Cali- 
fornia writes she is an average busy Mother try- 
ing to do 30 hours work in 24 per day. "My 
oldest child, Judy, graduated this June from 
Pomona College in Pre-Med. She traveled 
through Europe all summer and in September 
enters Columbia University Medical School of 
Physical Therapy and will stay at International 
House. John, my only son, 19, enters the Uni- 
versity of California as a freshman in Veteri- 
nary Medicine. In May he returned from 
'round the world cruise aboard the "Brigantine 
Yankee" with 19 other boys and girls under 
Capt. and Mrs. Irwing Johnson, where they 
visited 108 ports and came home with about 
7000 colored slides and 5000 ft. of movies. He 
has been lecturing and will in the near future 
show his film on TV programs." Julia and her 
husband, Wallace, traveled to Honolulu last 
year to see John and the "Yankee" and toured 
all the islands and had a wonderful time. Last 
April, they flew to Gloucester to welcome the 
"Yankee" home and visited PCW, Alice Gross 
Puff. Bertha Goodrich, and others. "For years, 
Wallace and I have done scout work. The past 
four, we sponsored the original Sea Ex Troup 
of 20 boys in this area. They meet on our home 
ground, use our swimming pool for their train- 
ing in swimming as well as boating, and use all 
the equipment we have for other projects. I do 
volunteer service in Pasadena with the chil- 
dren." 

Henrietta Macleod Watts is on her 15th year 
on the Forest Hills School Board, with four 
more to go in this term. She is busy teaching a 
Sunday School Class of young married couples 
and is teaching piano to several pupils at home. 
For four months this summer, Henrietta kept 
her granddaughter, Katy, during her daughter- 
in-law's illness. 

Helen Mooreliead McLaren, from Dayton, 
Ohio, reports "We have had a busy summer 
with our daughter Jayne's graduation in June 
and her marriage July 30. She is now teaching 
first grade in Decatur, Illinois, where her hus- 
band Charles Gaw of Middletown, Ohio, is 
enrolled in Milliken University. Between times 
we spend time at our cottage on Indiana Lobe. 
Sailing in our 'Lightning' is the favorite sport." 

Martha Sheers Luft of Allentown, Pa. be- 
gins part-time teaching of Freshman English at 
Cedar Crest College, an accredited girls' col- 
lege in Allentown. She is an active member of 
AAUW. Before her marriage, she received 
her Master's degree 'at Cornell University and 
taught at Carmel and Nyack, N. Y. Martha 
has three children: Phillip, a senior in High 
School, Gretchen, a ninth grader at Jr. High 
School, and David, a member of the opportun- 
ity Class at Jefferson School. Her husband, 
Jack, an architect, recently received his degree 
as a professional engineer. She writes that the 
flood did not harm them. 

Caroline Timothy Mountford, Chester, West 
Virginia, writes "Following my husband's 
death in 1941, I became Librarian at Wells 
High School in Newell, West Virginia in 1942 
and have been there ever since. In 1945 I re- 
ceived my M. Ed. degree from the University 
of Pittsburgh. My only daughter, Timmy, who 
was elected our Class Baby in 1928, graduated 
from PCW in 1949, my niece, Marie Timothy 
in 1953, and this year Marie's sister, Charlotte 
Ann has entered as a freshman. I have two 
adorable grandsons, Billy 4, and Johnny 2. 



Summer jaunts to Williamsburg and Wisconsin 
have been among my most recent travels. I 
participate in the usual church and community 
activities; such as, secretary of Circle 4 Episco- 
pal Church, East Liverpool, member of the 
East Liverpool Business and Professional 
Women's Clubs, etc." 

Helen Simons Polhemus reports a new ad- 
dress where they have been living for a year. 
"My husband is Director of a Methodist group 
ministry in a large rural area. We find it very 
interesting and challenging, and the country- 
side is beautiful beyond words. This area of 
Colebrook, N.H. is called 'The Parish of the 
Headwaters,' because here is where the Con- 
necticut River has its beginnings. Our oldest 
daughter, Margaret Ann, 24, was married in 
April; our older son, David, joined the New 
Hampshire Conference in May, and has a 
church of his own, though he still has two 
more years at Boston University School of 
Theology; and our second daughter, Mary, 
spent six weeks last summer in a work camp in 
a Methodist mission project in Alaska. She is 
planning a series of illustrated talks for this 
winter using colored slides covering her experi- 
ences. We still have one son, Philip, at home, 
a Junior in High School. A year ago June we 
drove through Pittsburgh and circled the PCW 
campus. The new buildings were very beautiful 
and a great improvement." 

Beatrice Weston Clar\ of Elizabeth, Pa., 
writes "My husband and I have been blest with 
a daughter^ Betty Lou, who is married and has 
given us a darling granddaughter. We also 
have a son, Jimmy, who graduated from High 
School in June, and enlisted in August in the 
U. S. Marine Corp. My husband has been ill 
for the past five years. He is confined to his bed 
most of the time. Because of a twenty-four hour 
a day nursing job, I have had no time for any- 
thing except my church. I teach a large Sunday 
School Class, and through kindness of my 
family and friends, get to attend the Sunday 
services and one weekly prayer meeting." 

CLASS OF 1928 
Secretary: Ruth Mary Wilkinson 

4139 Perrysville Avenue 
Pittsburgh 14, Pa. 

BIRTHS: 

Betty Corey Wallis, a first granddaughter, 
Susan Wallis. 

Edith Hays Gibbs, a first granddaughter, 
Patricia Dian Gibbs. 

DEATHS : 

Murrae Reed Eaton (Mrs. George), Janu- 
ary, 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Monica Keyser Foster (Mrs. D. V.) 

Box 176, E. Petersburg, Pa. 

Leona B. Neiucome 

740 N. Palo Verde Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 

Miriam Stage Bostwic\ (Mrs. Richard) 

R.F.D. 4, Goodhill Rd., Weston, Conn. 

Elizabeth Wattles 

4629 Bayard St., Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

Betty Batetnan Birney reports that Bret is a 
junior at Mt. Holyoke and Jane is in junior 
high school. 

Anne Louise Blessing Leslie's major interest 
is her family — Eleanor, who is twenty-one and 
studying Elementary Education, transferred 
from Allegheny College to Pitt last year. She 
is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, 
a senior advisor, and a member of the cheering 
squad this year. Russell is nineteen and was 
president of his class at Dartmouth last year. 
Carl is fourteen and in the ninth grade at 



Brentwood High. Linda is eight and in third 
grade. The Leslies spent the major portion of 
last summer at their cottage on Van Buren Bay. 
Anne Louise is corresponding secretary for the 
Women's Club of Brentwood. 

Betty Corey Wallis says the most exciting 
thing in her family was the arrival of the first 
grandchild, Susan Wallis. Last spring Betty had 
lunch in Youngstown with Madeline Teets 
Bathric\, who was on her way to Europe with 
her sister. Madeline's husband passed away in 
California last winter. 

Peg Cotisley vacationed at Chautauqua last 
summer. 

Tass Craig Morgan is interested in the Edge- 
wood Cot Club and takes an active part in the 
"Little Benefit" each summer. 

Betty English Beadling, who lives in Akron, 
Ohio, after working in the office of the secre- 
tary-treasurer of the United Rubber Worker's 
International Union, C.I.O., for a year became 
department secretary in the Research Depart- 
ment in 1951. Later that year she was elected 
president of Local Industrial Union 1727, 
C.I.O. (Union to which the secretarial staff 
belongs.) She was re-elected in 1952. This year 
she expects to be working in the Pension De- 
partment. Betty is co-chairman of the bulletin 
of the Akron Business and Professional Wom- 
en's Club, took two courses at the Akron Uni- 
versity night school, and trains Rex, who passed 
his first course in dog training. Last summer 
Betty took a trip to Texas with her sister, Ella 
English Daub '27, to visit her parents. 

Suzanne Finley Heller expects to spend a 
year abroad beginning the early part of 1956, 
as her husband has a fellowship. Her daughter 
Susan, graduated from high school with high 
honor and was salutatorian of her class in June. 

Fran Frost Barclay reported that moderniza- 
tion of the living quarters at their farm near 
Grove City had been completed and they were 
busy with the quarters for the animals. Barbara 
goes to junior high where she sings in the 
chorus. She also is a member of the Junior 
Chorus at her church, where she is an active 
member of the Westminster Fellowship. Rachel 
Moore, '29, lives near the Barclays and is a 
very good neighbor. 

Betty Gidney Elder is serving as a co-treas- 
urer of the Social Service Board of the Presby- 
terian and Women's Hospitals this year. 

Edith Hays Gibbs' father died last January. 
From June 29 to July 28 Edith took a 10,000 
mile western trip by train during which she 
was present at the birth of a granddaughter, 
Patricia Dian. Richard is stationed in Califor- 
nia for two years. Charles, Edith's other son, 
is with the Air Force in Georgia. Edith is 
teaching Social Studies and Latin at Herron 
Hill School this year. 

Mardy ]ones Ruthart's father was in the 
hospital three times during the spring and 
summer but was getting along well by Septem- 
ber. Mardy continues to make the Women's 
Pages of the Press with her past and present 
activities. In addition to rearing Bobbie, now 
nine and in the fourth grade, she is pianist for' 
the Women's Association of the East Liberty 
Presbyterian Church and also plays for the 
Junior High Department of the Sunday School. 
She finds her work on the board of the Alle- 
gheny County Federation of Women's Clubs 
most interesting as it enables her to meet club 
women from all parts of the country. Mardy is 
chairman of the Home Department. 

'Hora Lewis Harlan's son, David Keast, was 
married in June to Estelle Karukas, a graduate 
of the University of Connecticut. Nora con- 
tinues to serve PCW as Director of Admissions. 

Pat McCurdy Bushnei! was in Pittsburgh 
this summer visiting her mother. Her father 
died in April, 1954. Pat lives in Hamburg, 

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N. Y. and has been taking courses at Buffalo 
State Teacher's College. She is one third of 
the way to obtaining a master's degree in Ed- 
ucational Science. This is her second year as a 
teacher of second grade students in the Lake 
Shore Central School of Angola, N. Y. She is 
an active member of the Buffalo PCW Club 
and is interested in PTA and Boy Scout or- 
ganizations. Her sons are now seventeen, four- 
teen, and eleven. Doug is a senior in high 
school, Geoffrey, a first year high school stu- 
dent, and Rod is in sixth grade. 

Genie T^egley McLean's mother died in Oc- 
tober, 1954. She writes that in February, 1955, 
Gertrude Ray Mann, '3 3 and Florence Ray, 
'39, sisters of Virginia Ray Randall, invited 
Helen Gordon, Evelyn l^ewton Flichjnger, and 
herself to lunch with Virginia at the Women's 
City Club in Cleveland during Virginia's an- 
nual visit to her family. 

Helen Gordon is busy with her advertising 
agency. She lives in Hudson about fifteen min- 
utes from where Genie lives. They all belong 
to the Cleveland PCW Club. 

Sid Friedman Bigg's daughter, Dorothy, 
graduated from PCW in June and is teaching 
elementary grades in Cleveland this year. 

Leona ~N,ewcome writes that she has pur- 
chased a nice duplex and is living in one of 
the apartments herself. (See new address sec- 
tion.) She expects to travel East next summer 
for the first time in five years. We'll all be look- 
ing for her. 

Katharine Owen coached the senior class 
play at Peabody High this past year. 

Mildred Parrill Gilmore has charge of the 
Distributive Educational Retailing class in the 
largest high school in Louisville, Ky. She re- 
ceived her Master of Science degree in Retail- 
ing at New York University in 1946. She is a 
member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a teacher's 
organization which takes a good part of her 
time, as she is on the scholarship fund commit- 
tee. Mildred manages her home, and on July 
3 1 her mother's passing away was a great shock. 
Mildred wrote that she had a nice visit with 
He7ari Spelsberg Coston when she was in 
Clarksburg. 

We are glad to hear that Sally, daughter of 
Betty Porter Steinmiller, recovered nicely from 
the head operation she underwent in May, and 
is in ninth grade now. Mary is in third grade 
this year. 

Virginia Ray Randall reports that George, 
13, is in the eighth grade at junior high and 
that Mary and Trudy, 10, are in the fifth 
grade. "Gina" is serving her second year as 
president of the North Bergen Chapter of the 
AAUW and the first year as president of the 
local United Church Women. She was a dele- 
gate to the AAUW national meeting in Los 
Angeles, and also visited friends in Oceanside 
and Riverside, California this past year. The 
latter part of the summer was spent at South 
Hero on Lake Champlain. "Gina" also is ac- 
tive in PTA and was chairman of the safety 
committee at Willard school. 

Dean Reed Blackburn is still busy as a mem- 
ber of the Gray Lady Unit. This past year, as 
sponsor of the Junior Women's Club, she 
started a dancing class for twelve to fifteen year 
olds, also put on a fashion show to raise funds 
for their projects. This year she is Chairman 
of the Youth Conservation Program for the 
Winder Women's Club, and her pet project 
Teen-Age Center is to become a reality. Dean 
also acts as Parliamentarian of her Garden 
Club. One of her hobbies is catching fish off 
the coast of Florida. Two years ago she landed 
the biggest sail fish caught off Marathon and 
she got a sizable one last year. Summers she 
spends at their "Little Red House" in the cool 
mountains of Pennsylvania near New Bethle- 
hem. 



Gordon, son of Jane Willard Stephenson, 
was married to Sally Moffatt on June 18th, 
after having graduated from Georgia Tech on 
June 13th. After a honeymoon in Florida, they 
came to Pittsburgh where they were guests of 
Betty Porter Stemmtller. Gordon is with West- 
inghouse and expects to move to Raleigh, then 
Atlanta, and to be in the Air Force in San 
Antonio, Texas by December 9th. Barbara, '52, 
Jane's daughter, visited the newlyweds in PittS' 
burgh and viewed the new buildings on campus 
in August. Birbara is a senior in medical school 
and expects to specialise in Pediatrics. Jane is 
serving a three year term as treasurer of the 
Women of the Church Presbytery of Atlanta, 
an organisation comprised of eighty churches. 

Ruth Mary Wilkinson received a Graduate 
Certificate in Banking from the American In- 
stitute of Banking last February at the annual 
banquet in the William Penn Hotel. She also 
is active as a member of the Women's Federa- 
tion of Watson Presbyterian Church. 

CLASS OF 1930 
Secretary: Mary Elizabeth Woodworth 
812 Holland Avenue 
Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

MARRIAGES: 

Marian Haines to Edward M. Schap, Aug. 
7, 1955 inEvanston, 111. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 
Dorothv Daub 

5636 Elgin Ave., Pittsburgh 6, Pa. 
Carolyn Graf Henninger (Mrs. Win. B.) 
1196 Arrowood Dr., Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 
Martha Henderson Lewis (Mrs. Gordon V.) 
300 New England Ave., 
Worthington, Ohio 

Veronica T^etopd Morrone (Mrs. Nicholas) 
533 Greenhurst Dr., Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 
Marian Haines Shap (Mrs. Edward M.) 
130N. LoomisSt., Naperville, III. 
Imogene Flanagan Truman (Mrs. Harry) 
2607 Boyer Ave., Seattle, Wash. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

There were only twelve of us at our 25th 
reunion in June: Justina Gill Beggs, Ethel Leh- 
man Grabe, Martha Leathers Stewart, Veron- 
ica T^etopil Morrone, Viola Chadwic\ Rosso, 
Martha Henderson Lewis, Geraldine Anderson, 
Eleanor Dis\in Houghton, Louise Dic\inson, 
Marian Haines, Dorothy Thompson Seif, and 
Mary Elisabeth Wooduiorth. 

At the short business session of the class 
after the alumnae meeting and luncheon the 
class secretary's tasks were thrust back at me 
although I had declined them. However, a 
committee of five ( Louise Dic\inson, Geraldine 
Anderson. Ethel Lehman Grabe, Veronica 
y^etopil Morrone, and Dorothy Thompson 
Seif) agreed to help me during the next five 
years. 

A vote of thanks was given to Geraldine 
Anderson for her compilation of information 
about class members. Those of you who did not 
receive a booklet may have one by writing to 
the class secretary. 

We sat and talked most of the afternoon and 
read notes and letters from members of the 
class too far away to attend. After the talk-fest 
several of the out-of-town members went on a 
tour of the campus. There have been radical 
changes in the quarter of a century since we 
left the classroom. It requires a bit of thinking 
to remember how things used to be. If you 
have not seen the campus since the new build- 
ings were completed, do come back and be 
amased. Let's have a bigger an'd better reunion 
in 1960! 

Louise Dickinson spent the summer at the 
University of Colorado. 



Sally Reamer Matlac\ entertained the Phila- 
delphia PCW Alumnae Club in May. Dean 
Lucile Allen flew to Lansdowne to speak at 
the luncheon. 

Danica lvanovich Henninger is active in the 
PCW regional group in California. 

Dorothy Allen Loi'e writes that her year old 
daughter, Debbie, keeps her busy. 

Marcella Murray is taking book-binding at 
the LICLA and finds it quite interesting. 

Helen Ensminger Hughes' daughter, Lynn, 
entered PCW this fall. 

Meredith Murray Hec\man was sorry to 
miss the reunion, but she had two graduating 
classes to attend. Mary Joan graduated from 
Penn State and her twins, Janet and Carol, 
from high school. 

Elise Searing Loxterman had a German ex- 
change student living with them last year going 
to school with her son, Alan, who was in Ger- 
many the summer before. 

Dorothy Daub is living in Pittsburgh again. 
She left her position with Miller and Rhoads in 
Richmond, Va. because of a knee injury. She 
has had an exciting career in the fashion and 
advertising fields. She began in Pittsburgh 
as a copywriter for Kaufmann's. At Bonwit 
Teller in Philadelphia she organised fashion 
shows and was active during the war in pro- 
moting War Bond and Red Cross Donor drives. 
After the war she became a fashion director for 
Strawbridge and Clothier and covered fashion 
showings in France, Spain and England. 

Amelia Loc\ard Welder's son, William, is 
a lieutenant in the Air Force and at present is 
an instructor in navigation at James Connally 
A.F.B. at Waco, Texas. He was married in No- 
vember to Carol Lynn Emigh of Sacramento. 

Winifred Hartman Whiteman is teaching 
part time. She has two sons — Larry, a freshman 
at Penn State and Harry in the Sth grade. 

Martha Henderson Leu'is' daughter, Marty, 
is now a freshman at PCW. 

CLASS OF 1932 
Secretaries: Marion Stone Howard 

( Mrs. Wayne J. ) 

22 3 Glenrock Drive 

R.D. 2, Bridgeville, Pa. 

Carolyn Brady Wilson 

(Mrs. Merritt, Jr.) 

10,000 Westfield Road 

Indianapolis 20, Ind. 
DEATHS: 

Our deepest sympathy to Betsy Dearborn 
Soureyi whose mother, Elisabeth Carpenter 
Dearborn, class of '04, died in June, and to 
Louise Blan\ Lec\y whose sister, Charlotte 
Blank Burke, class of '29, died in August. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Helen Fay Brown Thornton (Mrs. Kirby) 

528 Keystone Drive, 

New Kensington, Pa. 

Louise Blan\ Lec\y (Mrs. George) 

1436 Tolma Avenue, Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

Beatrice Andrews Dimsdale 

(Mrs. Lawrence) 

5130 Main Street, Kansas City 12, Mo. 

Betsy Dearborn Souren (Mrs. Leon J.) 

40 Twombley Drive, Summit, N.J. 

(As of January 1, 1956) 

Carolyn Bic^el! Morris (Mrs. Arthur L.) 

15 Townsend Road, Newark, Delaware 

Margaret E. Eiseman 

1113 Macon Avenue, Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 

Dorothy English 

473 3 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 

Mary Louise Hoc\ensmith Murdoch 

(Mrs. Charles W.) 

716 Hemlock Street, Penglyn, Irwin, Pa. 

Marion Brindle Miller (Mrs. Fred H.) 

210 Greenmount Blvd., Dayton 9, Ohio 

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GENERAL NEWS: 

While all news of our class will not make 
the "Recorder" your secretaries feel that the 
common every day demands of homemaking, 
while not noteworthy, are important, and 
thank you for your answers to our letter;. 

In that line,. Peggy Price Guyton is now car- 
ing for her father who in April suffered a 
cerebral hemorrhage, in addition to her mother 
who has been an invalid for four years. 

Marion Brindle Miller's son entered Michi- 
gan this fall. Marion keeps occupied with golf, 
bridge and volunteer work at the hospitals. 

Sally Miller Brash has forsaken her highly 
successful Children's Theatre to devote full 
time to her classes at the Allen's Lane Art Cen- 
ter, the most exciting project that has hit Phila- 
delphia in a long time in Sally's estimation. 

Marion Stone Howard and her family re- 
turned from three weeks in New Hampshire on 
the eve of school opening. Daughter Anne 
transferred to Carnegie Tech from Principia in 
order to study dietetics. Stony has been active, 
but "no old president of Women's Club, 
church or Principia patrons," she states. 

Georgia MeinecJ^e Weldon and her husband 
travelled to Stockholm this summer to attend 
the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Inter- 
national Union of Leather Chemists' Societies. 
Following the meeting attended by representa- 
tives of 24 countries they visited Copenhagen, 
motored in the south and west of Germany, 
flew to London, then to Renfew, Scotland and 
to Edinburgh where they saw the "Tattoo ' at 
the Festival. And to describe that journey she 
used the word "fabulous" which it was, but it 
definitely dates her as the mother of teen-age 
sons. John's a high school senior and co-captain 
of the football team. In their parents' four 
week absence John worked at a "bush" camp 
of the Canadian International Paper Company 
in Canada and the younger boy was in a 
YMCA camp in northern New Jersey. 

Dottie Rusell continues her work at the Zoar 
Home besides being interested in gardening 
and working for her church. She promises us 
a picture of the home and some of her cute 
babies. 

Another class daughter, who also has chosen 
dietetics as her field, is Elly Lu, Lil Lafbury 
Wills eldest who is a junior at State. Second 
daughter, Linda, is a freshman at Indiana State 
Teacher College. As for Lil, she's giving a 
large proportion of her time to church work, 
superintendent of the Primary Department, 
secretary of the Women's Association, the 
Building Committee and is Fellowship Commit- 
tee advisor. Her civic duties include being 
president of the city PTA Council, Public Re- 
lations Chairman of the Girl Scout Council 
and a troop leader. During the summer she 
directed a Girl Scout Day camp composed of 
356 girls and 50 'counsellors for two weeks. 

Mary Woolridge Beyer and young Chris 
aged 4 spent five months last winter travelling 
in the Mediterranean area. They met Chris" 
Daddy at various Mediterranean ports as his 
Navy duty permitted and in between times 
visited other points of interest, Garmisch in 
the Bavarian Alps, Innsbruck, Austria, Genoa, 
Florence, Pisa, Cannes, Marseilles, and finally 
stayed two weeks at Palma de Mallorca off the 
coast of Spain. 

Alice Mackenzie Sit'aim's new book of po- 
etry, "Up to the Stars," was published this 
year. Her work has been published in eighty 
magasines here and abroad and has been pre- 
sented before numerous radio audiences. 

Constance Wolfe Harrison files for the class 
grandmother in the birth of blue-eyed, auburn 
haired Constance Michelle Diets on June 1, 
1955, to her daughter Constance Harrison 
Diets and James J. Diets. 



Dorothy Humphrey has just returned from 
a 2800 mile motor trip to Las Vegas, Bruce 
National Park, Sequois, Zion National Park, 
Yosemite, Lake Tahoa, San Francisco and Hol- 
lywood. At home in La Jolla she is AAUW 
Secretary and works in a real estate and insur- 
ance omce. 

Louise Blan\ Lec\y spent a busy week at 
Redwing with a girl scout troop. Her husband, 
a It. colonel in the Chemical Corps, is just back 
from a short period of active duty in Alabama. 

Bea Andrews Dimsdale writes she likes Kan- 
sas City and her lovely air-conditioned home. 
Her husband is Appeals Referee for the De- 
partment of Health, Education and Welfare. 
With three step-sons ages 12, 16 and 19 to 
mother. Bea gently remarks, "I am sort of 
busy." 

Carolyn Bic\ell Morris and her family spent 
three weeks at Lake Superior, Wisconsin and 
took several coastal excursions besides. In 
between trips she has been remodeling and re- 
decorating their new home. 

Betsy Dearborn Souren says her children 
keep her "hopping faster than a flea on a hot 
skillet." Elisabeth Anne, the only girl, is 16 
months. The four boys range from 6 to 16. 
They will be in their new home by the first of 
the year. 

Charlotte Graham Dight spent the summer 
on trips to the Poconos, the ocean and Chau- 
tauqua with her husband and young daughter, 
Marianne, who was home for summer vaca- 
tion from Stuart Hall in Stanton, Va. 

Katy Lee is busy with her job at the Brad- 
dock Hospital and redecorating the house. 

Cady Brady Wilson took Developmental 
Reading under the Adult Education plans at 
Broad Ripple last winter. She is also active in 
Sunday School work. 

Peg Eiseman spent her 13th year at Chau- 
tauqua, N. Y. summer session where she has 
been a member of the faculty of the Depart- 
ment of Religion. Director of the Junior Church 
School and Globe Club. She is an officer of the 
Chautauqua Circle and the D.A.R. 

]ane ~hlorman Widdotuson vacationed in 
Quebec. A later trip to the shore included the 
game of "Dodge the hurricane'. 

Ruth Hugh McMurtry has just finished two 
years as president of Fort Collins AAUW and 
is still busy with church, Sunday School, scouts 
and Citizens Committee on Public Schools. 
Their travels through Colorado this summer 
took them to Mesa Verde National Park and 
the old cliff dwellers, over the narrow gauge 
train ride from Durango to Silverton and on 
to the Grand Mesa. 

Lib Ewing Cogbill is charman of the can- 
cer drive for Forest Hills Women's Club and 
is active in the PCW Workshop. Her daughter, 
Eleanor, is at Penn Hall this year. 

A bouquet to Mary Lou Hoc^ensmith Mur- 
doch, Jo Herro\d Sponheimer, Ruth Graf- 
mann Weiner and Dottie English who all wrote 
just to say "hello". 

CLASS OF 1934 
Secretaries: Helen Bixler Watts 
(Mxs. S. T.) 
513 Lucia Drive 
Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 
Margaret L. White 
1302 Singer Place 
Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 
BIRTHS: 

Helen Bixler 'Watts, a daughter, Patricia, 
January 2, 1955. 

Ruth Edgar Dailey, a son, William H. Ill, 
January 12, 1955. 

DEATHS : 

Dorothy Schen\ Van Voort's mother died 
July 17, 1955 after a long hospital siege. 



NEW ADDRESSES: 

Ruth Miller Allen (Mrs. Frank E.) 
Box 877, Rt. No. 4, Sarasota, Florida 
Helen Bixler Watts, (Mrs. S. J., Jr.) 
513 Lucia Drive, Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 
Synnove Haughm 

130 Viking Drive, Pittsburgh 2, Pa. 
Edna Geiselhart Thorp (Mrs. Robert) 
309 Veri Avenue, Pittsburgh 20, Pa. 
Harriet Tyler Martin (Mrs. Paul N.) 
Mountain Rd„ R.F.D. 2, Woodbury Conn. 
Charlotte Patterson Rose (Mrs. J. Calvin) 
290 N. E. 98th St., Miami Shores 38, Fla. 
Dr. Mary Hostler Green 
14 N. Euclid Ave., Pittsburgh 2, Pa. 
Marion Star\ey Hamlet (Mrs. Frank O.) 
temporary address, 3 1 Evergreen Avenue, 
Hartford, Connecticut 

GENERAL NEWS: 

Our Dr. Mary Hostler Green is resident in 
internal medicine at St. Margaret's Hospital in 
Pittsburgh after spending three years on cancer 
research. 

Charlotte Patterson Rose's husband is now 
minister at the Miami Shores Presbyterian 
Church, Florida. 

Marjorie Gibson Shoema\er visited Califor- 
nia this spring with her husband who was a 
commissioner to the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. He is 
pastor of the Highland Presbyterian Church of 
Pittsburgh and received a Doctor of Divinity 
degree from Grove City Colege in June. 

Mary Jane Young is working for an attorney 
in Washington, D. C. 

Two of our class are teachers as well as 
homemakers: Rose Ho!!ingsu>orth Stambaugh 
is a substitute teacher in St. Petersburg, Fla., 
and Thelma Stoc\er Trost is a full-time substi- 
tute teacher at Harwood School in Sheraden, 
Pittsburgh, teaching third grade and music for 
third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades there. 

Ananelle Schlosser Grafton is the only wo- 
man on the Board of Directors of the Arm- 
strong County YMCA. She reports a new 
YMCA building in Kittanning after 6 years of 
work. Her fourth step-grandchild was born 
this summer. 

Luise Lin\ Ely is President of the Women's 
Auxiliary of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in 
Riverside, Conn. She visited Haiti, Panama and 
Jamaica last spring! 

Harriet Tyler Martin's husband is working 
in Woodbury, Conn, for a new company. Her 
daughter Nancy was married last November 
and Peggy is in her second year at Wellesley 
College. 

Alice McCarthy Bowman helped her parents 
celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this 
spring at Daytona Beach. 

Synnoue Haughatn writes that she entered 
local politics last winter. Last summer she wrote 
the Ohio township news for three local news- 
papers. She has just started her fifth semester 
of piano with Miss Helene Welker and reports 
she is a wonderful teacher! 

Jean Walter Fox finds life in Liberia, West 
Africa, interesting. Her husband is entomolo- 
gist at the Liberian Institute of Tropical Medi- 
cine — American Foundation of Tropical Med- 
icine. She wrote Helen Walker Empfield, "We 
are 50 miles from the nearest town, Monrovia, 
but there is not much reason to go there. Fire- 
stone Plantation is 6 miles away and has a store 
with remarkable variety of basic supplies. We 
have a lovely modern house, built up on pillars 
to keep out the termites and it seems strange to 
look out the window at a tangle of low jungle 
75 feet away. There are only two other white 
families at the Institute now, but we expect 
more staff. We are included in much of the 
Firestone social life (150 families). It is fas- 
cinating country, though poverty stricken be- 
yond belief. The work with malaria is absorbing 

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and collecting is fantastic. In high bush, one 
carries a pistol against python or leopards." 

Eleanor Kenworthy Clements' husband fin- 
ished law school at SMU, passed his Bar exams 
and is now working in an attorney's office in 
Fort Worth, Tex. Eleanor is an expert on 
Texas history after spending her vacation tour- 
ing Texas. She also taught at vacation Bible 
School. 

Rose HollingsitJorth Stambaugh's husband, 
Dick, is a stockbroker. 

Marion Star\ey Hamlet is moving to Con- 
necticut where Frank will be working for New 
Departure Division of General Motors. 

As far as I can remember, Maxine Cuden 
Adler's daughter, Nancy, who is a freshman 
this year, is the first daughter of the class to 
enter PCW. 

Ruth Miller Allen and her husband have sold 
their book store in Grand Rapids and are look- 
ing for a similar business in Florida. Until they 
locate just what they want, they have a four- 
apartment building near the beach on Siesta 
Key. 

Ruth Ber^ey Reichley brought five high 
school counselors from the Arlington, Va. area 
to visit the college the week-end of September 
23. They stayed on campus and visited other 
colleges in the area. 

CLASS OF 1936 
Reunion — June 4, 1956 
Secretaries: Lola Wright Crawford 
(Mrs. James S., Ill) 
5557 Forbes Street 
Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 
Mary Virginia Brown 
235 East 50th Street 
New York 22, N. Y. 

MARRIAGES: 

Miriam Brunt to Edward C. Smith. Don't 
know when, but would like awfully to hear 
from Miriam. 

Olga Catizone to Ernest Bonaddio, October 
29. Best wishes to our most recent bride. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Ida Mae Ulmer Pierce (Mrs. A. F.) 

15547 Valley Vista Blvd., Encino, Cal. 

Helen Martin Woods (Mrs. E. H.) 

126 Pine Street, 

Sault St. Marie, Ont., Canada 

Mary Stuart Clements Harnman 

(Mrs. B. R.) 

85 Danbury Circle, Rochester 18, N. Y. 

Thelma Golden Charen (Mrs. Sol) 

200 Rhode Island Ave., N. E., 

Washington 2, D. C. 

Sally Babic Morrow (Mrs. Wm. M.) 

73 Via Del Pinar, Monterey, Cal. 

Charlotte Ley Glover (Mrs. Harry A.) 

128 Clopper St., Greensburg, Pa. 

Miriam Brunt Smith (Mrs. Edward C.) 

65 Surrey Lane, Hempstead, L. I., N. Y. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

Mary Jane Carmichael Garvin was headed 
for three weeks in Florida when last heard 
from, with all three children. She says Harriet 
Bannatyne Moelmann writes they had an ex- 
citing trip to California this summer. 

Mary Stuart Clements Harriman is busy get- 
ting settled in a new home since Ben has taken 
a job recently with the Haloid Co. in Rochester. 

Jane Dourer Elder is having the fun of set- 
ting up a new library in a brand new school. 
She completed two years as a high school li- 
brarian after getting her M.S. in Library Sci- 
ence at Drexel. 

When we last heard from Ruth Frost she 
was casting the annual fall play for the Na- 
tional Thespian Society at Bellmar High School 
where she still teaches French and English. 



Who's got two full-time jobs? Thelma 
Golden Charen, of course. Besides being billed 
as the best medical indexer in the world (on her 
own admission), she's made a hobby pay off 
and is selling pins in Baltimore and New York. 
And what's more, Sol has gotten his Ph.D. in 
record time. She writes that Peggy Hippie 
Marston is the mother of a fine bouncing son, 
now nearly a year old. Peggy and Gordon were 
cruising in Florida when last heard from. 

Jane Griffith Potter and her husband and 
three children had a divine two weeks at H F 
Bar Ranch near Sheridan, Wyoming this sum- 
mer. Her son caught mumps there and passed 
them on to his mommy! Jane says she saw Joan 
Dodds Shrader just as she was leaving with her 
family for a vacation in Ocean City, N.J. 

Rachel Jones Donaldson had an anxious 
spring when John, her eldest had his spleen 
removed. Six weeks at the shore helped a lot 
in speeding his recovery. 

Sallv Klingensmith Boioden keeps occupied 
with the activities of a college town and a 
college professor husband, to say nothing of 
her two small sons, 4 and 8. She lives not far 
from Catherine Sayers whom we remember well 
as Field Representative during our college days. 

Charlotte Ley doner is happy to be back in 
the Pittsburgh area again. All the Glovers like 
Greensburg. They spent their vacation taking 
a trip to New England. En route they visited 
Gt'nny Wertz Potter who has classes in ce- 
ramics in Garden City. Her studio is in her 
basement, where she has a kiln and all the 
necessary equipment. 

Helen Lindsay Lee finds running two houses 
800 miles apart engaging, especially since the 
one in northern Vermont has been in her hus- 
band's family since 1801. Besides, she's work- 
ing for her national certificate in Flower Show 
Judging. 

French would be a help to Helen Martin 
Woods who is living in Sault Ste. Marie now. 
She says it is very beautiful — hundreds of lakes 
surround the city. Johanna and Hugh are 
thriving on an outdoor life and just now they 
are looking forward to a long winter of ice 
skating. Helen says shopping is such fun with 
all the fine woolens, bone china and leather 
goods she ever dreamed of. 

Thelma Martmdale spent her September va- 
cation from her job in Honolulu and in Los 
Angeles. She loves life in the Islands. 

Elizabeth Miller is back at Penn State after 
spending the summer in Oil City with her 
mother who hasn't been well. 

A brand new ranch style house (no steps!) 
in Fox Chapel is keeping Carol Pfordt Davis 
and Alan occupied these days. Susan is a 
sophomore in high school, and Carolyn in the 
fifth grade is being taught three classes via tele- 
vision. Carol, T^lancy Henderson O'Dell, Dottie 
Swan Mercer and Lola Wright Crawford at- 
tended the June Alumnae meeting at the 
College. 

Agnes Ralston is spending her vacation 
touring New England, at this writing. She and 
Mary Virginia Brown plan to get together 
while Agnes is in New York "doing the thea- 
ters" in November. 

Elizabeth Saffer spent her vacation hiking 
in Wisconsin. She traveled the length of the 
Green Bay Peninsula, staying at the American 
Youth Hostels. She says it's impossible to carry 
a rucksack and one's troubles on the same 
shoulders. 

Mary Adah Trussel Gray and Milton and 
the children spent the summer in Canada. 

Ida Mae XJlmer Pierce's young son, Gary, 
will be two in January. 

Katrina Utne Brown has 'been appointed 
PCW's representative in Westchester Co., 
N. Y. She'll be busy visiting high schools and 
new recruits this year. 



Elizabeth Zundel Boyd reports all is well in 
Sewickley where she and Marcus and David 
(aged 9) keep things going while Mark, 17, 
and Jamie, 14, are away at boarding school. 

Ruth Rosen Hartz has just finished a strenu- 
ous year as president of the Linden School 
PTA. Daughter Susan will graduate from pri- 
mary school in February and Deborah entered 
school this fall. 

Don't forget to mark next June on your en- 
gagement calendars as a date you won't want 
to miss. A Twentieth reunion doesn't come 
every day! 

CLASS OF 1938 

Secretaries: Eleanor Meanor Croyle 
(Mrs. Robert G.) 
Maple Street Extension 
Coraopolis, Pa. 

Elizabeth Coates Elliott 
(Mrs. Paul J.) 
428 West Lincoln 
Birmingham, Mich. 

BIRTHS: 

Gay Hays Arensberg, a son, Jonathon May- 
nedier, March 15, 1954. 

Mary Jane McCutcheon Guy, a son, Russell 
Barker, June 17, 1955. 

Peggy Perry Heussener, a daughter, Ann 
Exter, February 26, 1955. 

Marv Tilghman LeRoy, a daughter, Ellen 
Tilghman, July 18, 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Eleanor Meanor Croyle (Mrs. Robert G.) 
Maple Street Ext., Coraopolis, Pa. 

Edith Thompson 

Apt. 414, 5551 Centre Ave. 

Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 

Jeanette Bartels Wolfe (Mrs. William L.) 
2457 East 26th Place, Tulsa, Okla. 

Martha Bright Wolfe (Mrs. Lawrence C.) 
7 Devon Lane. Ben Avon Heights 
Pittsburgh 2, Pa. 

Sally Mar^s Vol\wem (Mrs. Edward L.) 
545 Blair Ave., Piedmont, Calif. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

The class extends sympathy to Dorothy 
Hau^ Bryen and her husband on the death of 
their daughter, Marjorie, February 3, 1955, 
and also to Eleanor Meanor Croyle, Larry 
Sidwell Batchelar, Hespie Godloi>e Gillette, 
and Edith Thompson, whose fathers died dur- 
ing the past year and Kay Arnold Dague, 
whose mother died this summer. 

Chris Cannon Price was first in with her 
news this year. The motel business gets more 
and more de luxe, and anyone visiting Chris 
next summer might well take along swimming 
gear. 

Mary Baldu'in was our distance traveler 
again, with a trip to Alaska last summer. She 
went by boat to Ketchikan ("beautiful trip") 
and then flew to Fairbanks, where she visited 
her brother and his family. They all drove 
down the Alcan Highway — quite an experi- 
ence, says Mary. 

Florence Shields Kei'an and her family ran 
into both Connie and Diane on their trip, and 
"managed to get a few interesting colored 
slides." 

Betty Slocum Haldeman writes that they 
missed the hurricanes on their trip to the coast, 
and enjoyed visits in Wilmington, Del., with 
Florence Smith Hess ('39) and Gretchen 
Adams Dennison ('37). 

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Hurricanes bring to mind Jane Caughey 
Spicer. in Rhode Island. Since Diane missed 
the shore, we can all enjoy this description: 
"We live within half a mile of the ocean year 
'round, and can see Block Island from our 
windows." 

Everyone knows about the teacher shortage 
— some of us do something. Marge Chubb 
Randall wenf to University of Southern Cali- 
fornia for ten weeks this past summer, on a 
Ford Foundation scholarship, and is now teach- 
ing third grade in Los Angeles. Helen Johnson 
Montgomery teaches World History in Senior 
High and Dora Diamond Ha\e is teaching 
kindergarten three mornings a week at the 
Penn Hills Presbyterian Church. 

Our Brownies-Cubs-Girl Scouts contingent 
this year includes Helen Fin^el Eger, Dora 
Ha\e, Dorothea Hunter Haas, Mary Lou An- 
drews Mar\s, Jane Spicer and Sally Reese 
Warr\c\. Some are beginners, some veterans, 
all enthusiastic. 

Bea Lynch Perrin is chairman of the Social 
Service Committee of the Montefiore Hospital, 
and working on the volunteer program. They 
are adding volunteers to fields never before so 
serviced. Helen Wragg Treasure is on the 
Service Board of the Eye and Ear Hospital 
and chairman of its Gift Shop. Profits buy 
needed equipment, as well as "nice-to-have" 
extras. Sally Mar\s Vol\wein is a member of 
the Women's Auxiliary of the Children's Hos- 
pital in Piedmont. The Volkweins move from 
one big state to another. Mary Deemer !N(agel 
and Catheryn Cottrell Deemer must share a 
secret source of energy. Mary assists her hus- 
band in mailing the Forest Hills News (a F. H. 
Civic Association project) and had charge of 
collecting and boxing candy for the Women's 
Club Benefit in October. Her youngest, whose 
name we did not have last fall, is Harry Curtis 
— "best baby ever." Cotty is active in New- 
comers, assistant chairman of a choral group, 
sings in church choir, and is secretary of a 
book review group in Mt. Lebanon Woman's 
Club. 

PCW Alumnae groups rate a mention too. 
Helen Thomas A[erin is on the committee for 
a Christmas luncheon of the South Hills Group, 
while Jean Lemmon Cric\ is keen about Cleve- 
land alumnae activities (echoes of which 
reached all the way to Detroit last May, when 
some of us here met Peggy Donaldson). Cleve- 
land will play host this fall to Dr. and Mrs. 
Anderson and Dean Allen. 

Martha Wycoff Cross likes to get back to 
Pittsburgh once in a while to see the amazing 
changes in both campus and city. Jeanette 
Bartels Wolfe says they love Tulsa, but miss 
their friends back east. New address soon for 
Florence Gibbs Momeyer, as they are simul- 
taneously building in Monroe Heights and 
selling in N.J. The Momeyers, and also the 
Kevans, enjoyed a visit with Virginia Leaman 
Cummings and her children when they came 
up from Florida on vacation. 

Remember the Bahamas trip which kept 
Chita Cate Beal and Mary Baldu'in from at- 
tending our last reunion? Film taken then has 
been edited into a thirteen-part television 
movie titled "Tropic Hazard." The movie has 
been sold in several markets out west and in 
Washington, D.C., and it sounds as if we all 
should watch our TV listings carefully. Chita 
is on the boat pictured in the opening of each 
movie — watch for a bright scarf flying in the 
breeze. 

Now we know where the really nice weather 
was this past summer! Miss Walter writes that 
she was busier than usual, with chores left over 
from the torrid summers of the past three 
years. 

Thanks for all the closely-written cards. 
We're sorry we had to touch so lightly on so 
many. 



CLASS OF 1940 
Secretaries: Jane Scott Brunt jen 
( Mrs. Stanley ) 
Morrow Road 
R.D. 2, Bridgeville, Pa. 
Alida Spinning 
1336 Singer Place 
Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 
BIRTHS: 

Patricia Krause Kosco. a daughter, Linda 
Ann, September 18, 1955. 

Marianne McCaUister Martin, a daughter, 
Jean McFall, February 19, 1955. 

Renee Schreyer France, a daughter, Denise 
Seris, July 19, 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Ruth Mary Arthur Anderton 

(Mrs. John G.) 

U. S. Embassy, Saigon, c/o State Dept. 

Mail Room, Washington, D. C. 

Pat Brennau Dimit (Mrs. Ray W.) 

1824 Devonshire, Oklahoma City, Okla. 

y^ancyann Coc\erille Gleichert 

(Mrs. James E.) 

1600 Oak Knoll, Dallas 8, Texas 

Jean Curry Burt (Mrs. Robert C.) 

154 Seneca Drive, Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 

Peg Dunseath Wilson (Mrs. O. K.) 

1152 Hazlett Road, Allison Park, Pa. 

Jean Geiselhart Seifert (Mrs. Jack) 

8020 Remington Drive, Allison Park, Pa. 

Marjorie Johnson Ward (Mrs. N. Shipley) 

119 Southern Highland Rd. 

R.D. 2, Bridgeville, Pa. 

Caddie Lou Kinzcr frapp (Mrs. Charles F.) 

1003 Bedford Place 

Grosse Pointe 30, Michigan 

Rachel Kir\ Ralston 

1327 Franklin Ave., Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

Louise Lean Fontaine (Mrs. Thomas D.) 

5622 Ogden Road, Washington 16, D. C. 

Ada Lee Mangum Clar\ (Mrs. J. C.) 

8 Harrison Ave., Pittsburgh 5, Pa. 

Katherine Rutter Hmgley 

(Mrs. James McC.) 

Bonnie Briar Lane 

Rolling Hills, Hagerstown, Md. 

Renee Schrever France (Mrs. Robert W.) 

180 Glenfield Drive, Pittsburgh 35, Pa. 

Jane Scott Bruntjen (Mrs. Stanley) 

Morrow Road, RD 2, Bridgeville, Pa. 

Ruth Seaman Berg (Mrs. W. C, Jr.) 

188 Vernon Drive, Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 

Jean Watson Williams (Mrs. John S., Jr.) 

1752 Shades Crest Road 

Birmingham 9, Alabama 

Inez B. Wheldon 

1600 Elmvvood Ave., Apt. D 

Columbus 12, Ohio 

GENERAL NEWS: 

The 15th Reunion was wonderful! Twenty- 
eight members attended either the luncheon or 
dinner or both. We enjoyed our luncheon in 
Woodland Hall and were honored to have 
Miss Marks and Dean Allen with us. We spent 
the afternoon in Mellon Hall. Reluctantly, we 
let Peg Dunseath Wilson resign as secretary, 
and, as you see, it is taking two to replace her. 
In the evening, there was a dinner at the Park 
Schenley for members and their husbands. The 
whole day was a grand success. Many thanks, 
Peg, for planning it so perfectly. 

Jean Watson Williams came the longest dis- 
tance of any of the Alumnae — from Birming- 
ham, Alabama. Also from out of town were 
Peggy Christy Graham, Ruth Fite Kerr, Cad- 
die Lou Kinzer frapp, Pat Krause Kosco, 
Helen Lohr Wright, Ruth Menge! Roosa, 
Betty Ann Morrow Joslyn, Mary Ellen Oster- 
gard Lutz, Frances Shoup Brant, Kay fhomp- 



son Mitchell, and !NJancy Wilson Patterson. 
From the Pittsburgh area were Ruth Bauer 
Greenawalt, Elinor Bissell Offill, Jean Gate 
Joseph, Betty Crawford Colbert, Jean Curry 
Burt. Peg Dunseath Wilson, Eleanor Hac\ett, 
Rachel Kir\ Ralston, Marianne McCaUister 
Martin, !N[ancy Over Bowdler, Jane Scott 
Bruntjen, Alida Spinning, Virginia Stahl, 
Helen Mar Stenenson Berghaus, Jane Vieh- 
man, and Inez Wheldon. 

Jean Aungst Talbot and her husband have 
been exceedingly busy all summer with a com- 
bination of projects. First and foremost they 
have been trying to establish themselves in the 
cabinet making and refinishing business. They 
are limiting their activities to refinishing, res- 
toration of antiques, and construction of 
authentic reproductions for the main part 
although they will also do custom construction 
of such items as built-in headboards for beds, 
etc. They don't intend to let the cabinet-mak- 
ing end of it blossom into anything like con- 
struction of kitchen cabinets, etc. Secondly, 
they have been putting two porches on the 
house. 

Ruth Bauer Greenawalt is beginning to read 
those articles on teenagers since her oldest 
daughter, Dawn Renee, started to junior high 
school this year. 

Elinor Bissell O/Jill had a fabulous vacation 
at Nantucket and can hardly wait to go back 
next year even if they did get mixed up .with 
a couple of hurricanes. Linda, her eldest, has 
just entered high school and next year Susan 
follows. 

Pat Brennan Dimit writes that she and her 
family welcome any PCW travellers on route 
66 to their lovely new home. 

Nancyann Coc^erille Gleichert reports a 
permanent address after 14 moves. 

Fay Cumbler J^elson just returned from a 
trip up north — Wisconsin to Pennsylvania via 
Ontario. They spent a week camping in Algon- 
quin State Park, a beautiful place even if it 
rained every night. In Madison, Wisconsin, 
seven-year-old Elaine met an unsociable cocker 
and had her face badly bitten. She didn't mind 
too much, though — went to the hospital in a 
squad car with the siren screaming at every 
intersection. There is a bad scar which the 
doctor assured them can be taken care of later. 
Jack, age 10, and his dad had a two-week boat 
trip in the Gulf. 

Jean Curry Burt and her family moved into 
a new house last year and have been enjoying 
fixing and decorating. 

Peggy Dunseath Wilson spent a week in 
New York as a delegate to the National 
YWCA Convention last summer and then 
took a scenic drive to California where she 
spent some time with Ruth Ross Duer ('39). 
Last winter Peggy and Ken had a close call in 
a storm in the Florida Everglades when their 
fishing boat almost capsized. Lucky for the 
reunion attenders that Peggy escaped. 

Ruth Fite Kerr says that the memories of 
reunion are wonderful. Peggy and Barrie Gra- 
ham and Anne stopped to see the Kerrs in July 
and they all had a fine visit. 

Eleanor Gangloff Morris is still practicing 
country medicine and having a fine time. Her 
summer was interesting due to the Boy and 
Girl Scout work she was involved in. They also 
had a minor zoo at their house — raised a nest- 
ful of Monkey-Faced Owls in addition to 
numerous quail, pheasants, ducks, geese, dogs, 
cats, and turtles. Country living is really tops. 

Eleanor Hac\ett writes that she spent a 
week's vacation in Florida this past summer, 
seeing all the sights which she missed when 
in the service (Spars). 

Audrey Horton S\illman was in Florida 
visiting with her parents the month of June. 
Audrey's three children are busy with school 
work. 

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Marjorie Johnson Ward has moved into the 
country and is becoming adept at landscaping 
and wall building. 

Caddie Lou Kinzer frapp reports that 
Charlie has taken a new job with a Detroit 
Company and so they will never have to leave 
the new house they built. They also have a 
new puppy and have spent the summer with 
a mop. It has been a changeful year. 

Rachel Kir^ Ralston is now an account ex- 
ecutive at Price and Price — never so busy and 
never so happy in a job. Kirk turned five this 
month and is an "Old Boy" at nursery school. 
Rachel may go abroad next summer; at least 
she's dreaming and saving. 

Louise Lean Fontaine moved into an unfin- 
ished house and almost all their possessions, in 
storage, were damaged by Diane. 

Helen Lohr Wright suggests that next issue 
we gather statistics on the class members. 

Anne Ludloto Kinney says that she is busy 
and happy and that her four children are well. 

Marianne McCaUister Martin says they are 
all having a wonderful time with their big, 
happy baby girl. 

Rosanne (Posy) Martin reports that she has 
earned another B.S. degree and is now doing 
Public Health work in California. 

Ruth Mengel Roosa has just Christina to 
keep her company as the other three children 
are in school. 

Mary Ellen Ostergard Lutz began the sum- 
mer with a trip to PCW for the reunion and 
ended the summer with a trip to the PCW 
workshop on Admissions. 

Ts[ancy Over Boiudler is secretary to the 
executive secretary at the Pittsburgh Plan for 
Art at 1251 N. Negley, near Highland Park. 
The plan is a project established to discover 
and develop new sources of interest in the 
visual arts. 

Kay Rutter Hingeley was sorry to miss the 
reunion, but it was during the time they were 
moving into their new house. 

Aethelburga Schmidt says: "I am now work- 
ing as Secretary to the Vice-President in charge 
of Patenting and Licensing of the Houdry 
Process Corporation in Philadelphia. We are 
a company which licenses a method of crack- 
ing crude petroleum into gasoline — a method 
which is used by many of the major oil com- 
panies . . . we are, you might say . . . the 
wheel behind the wheel." Last year Abee took 
a vacation to Bermuda. This year she visited 
the PCW campus and was most pleased with 
the lovely buildings. 

Ginny Scott Bruntjen must have been too 
busy with class members' news to send any 
news of herself, but she does say it is fun get- 
ting the mail, and her co-secretary agrees. 

Ruth Seaman Berg moved in January, 1954. 
Her oldest, Billy, is in junior high. 

Frances Shoup Brant writes that she is an 
expert nail puller. They have the foundation 
in for their new home which could only be 
started after razing an old one. 

Alida Spinning received a Master of Edu- 
cation Degree from the University of Pitts- 
burgh. Last summer she had a trip to Bermuda 
going down by ship and back by plane. This 
year she took a Great Lakes Cruise from Cleve- 
land to Duluth and back. 

Jane Viehman took some pictures at the 
reunion. Write to Alida Spinning if you want 
copies of them. 

Jean Watson Williams is interested in the 
League of Women Voters which has started in 
Birmingham. Among other things she pre- 
pared a program of folk songs for a local 
Woman's Club — with her ukelele. A guitar is 
next on her list of purchases. 

Inez Wheldon writes that she spent a won- 
derful week on Lake Erie at Jean Cate Joseph's 
cottage last summer and that there they saw 



Jean Keister Ratcliff. Inie also reports that she 
was in Washington, D.C., on business last 
summer between hurricanes Connie and Diane. 
Nancy Wilson Patterson had a MOM and 
DAD room built on to their home so that they 
now have a refuge when the children are en- 
tertaining. 

CLASS OF 1942 
Secretary: Margaret Anderson 
600 Mace Street 
Greensburg, Pa. 

BIRTHS: 

Jean Burchinal Purvis, a son, Tom, April, 
1955. 

Alison Croft Armstrong, a daughter, Alison, 
September, 1954. 

Joan Mvers Rankin, a son, James, April 5, 
1955. 

Ruth Notz Carland, a daughter, Michele, 
June 28, 1954. 

Helen Schel\opf Kline, a son, Tom, October 
31, 1954. 

Elizabeth Ann Shipley Beamer, a daughter, 
Elisabeth Ann, March 8, 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Mary Balmer Irgens (Mrs. W. E.) 

545 La Rose Street, Pittsburgh 26, Pa. 

Gladys Cooper 

260 Lincoln Ave., Pittsburgh 2, Pa. 

Dorothy Evans Kimball (Mrs. Ralph) 

4634 Sandy Ridge Road 

Columbia 4, South Carolina 

Grace Mary Horton HaUer (Mrs. H. E.) 

516 Edgerton Place, Pittsburgh 8, Pa. 

Mary Ann Mac\ey Neff (Mrs. Robert) 

441 Pennsylvania Ave. 

Morgantown, West Virginia 

Mary ]ane Harter For\er (Mrs. Robert) 

35 Homesdale Road, Bronxville, New York 

Ruth 7\[otz Carland (Mrs. John) 

Highland Drive, R.D. 1, Industry, Pa. 

Allison Croft Armstrong (Mrs. Thomas) 

125 Roger Ave., Westfield, N.J. 

(After January 1) 

Tiancy Scott Ralston (Mrs. David) 

Route 2, Briarwood, Granville, Ohio 

Helen Shell\orpf Cline (Mrs. Harold) 

2 Bevington Road, Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

Mary Singer Samson (Mrs. J. H.) 

747 N. Catalina Ave. 

Pasadena 6, California 

Mary Spellmire Girts (Mrs. Robert) 

319 Woodside Road, Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

jane Wilmot Conrad (Mrs. Charles) 

620 Jannss Way, Anaheim, California 

GENERAL NEWS: 

Alison Croft Armstrong has moved to New 
Jersey, as Tommy has been transferred. 

Dorothy Bandy Langston is not too busy 
with her work for lease and royalty brokers to 
plan a fall trip to Pittsburgh. 

Carol Bostuncl{ McConnon enjoyed play- 
ing in the Junior League Follies along with 
other PCW-ites. 

]ean Burchinal Purvis is providing publicity 
for the Butler Symphony Orchestra along with 
raising five children. 

fane Chantler is advertising for the bakery 
as well as for an agricultural service and re- 
cently organized a Junior Auxiliary for the 
Butler Hospital. 

Dottie Lou Euans Kimball's husband is now 
rector of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in 
Columbia, South Carolina. 

Mary Ann Mac\ey Neff will be in Morgan- 
town for the winter while her husband studies 
for a doctorate in guidance. \ 

Peggy Matheny Bailey recently acquired a 
new home on the Charles River, and a new job, 
Copy Chief at the Hermon Stevens Agency. 



Mary Singer Samson moved last spring to 
California where Jack is senior engineer at 
Hycon Mfg. Co. Mary is studying Mineralogy 
at Pasadena City College. She would like to 
hear from PCW-ites in the Los Angeles area. 

Mary Spellmire Girts' husband is now with 
the firm of Hoffman and Crumpton, architects. 

Florence Succop Klotz and family enjoyed 
a trip to Key West. They even saw a wild 
alligator. Her husband's new book, "Genes, 
Genesis, and Evolution," was published in 
September. 

Betty Sundberg Miebach is back in school, 
too — studying Public Relations at Fairleigh- 
Dickinson College at night. 

Marjorie Wood Tearic\ is taking organ les- 
sons. 

Jean Faris Watt spent a month at Chau- 
tauqua, which continues to be a favorite vaca- 
tion spot for our class. 

Congratulations to Phyllis Keister Semple 
who recently won the Western Pennsylvania 
Women's Golf Championship for the second 
time. 

I enjoyed my first Frick Summer Confer- 
ence, which is held at Wilson College, and 
was elected secretary. Now I am planning for 
a trip with the family to Scandinavia next 
summer. Thanks so much for your help in 
locating some of our members. I enjoyed all 
of your notes, even if I couldn't mention every- 
one in the letter. 

CLASS OF 1944 
Acting Secretary: Helen H. Smith 

434 Shady Avenue 
Pittsburgh 6, Pa. 

MARRIAGES: 

Mary Ruth Sampson to Alexander P. Eck- 
man 

BIRTHS: 

Jean Rigaumont Wilson, a son, Ross Alan, 
March 13, 1955. 

Adopted by Evelyn McLaughlin Knox, a 
daughter, Nancy Claire, November 8, 1954. 

Jane Humphrey Agriesti, a daughter, Mar- 
lene, March, 1955. 

DEATHS: 

Phyllis Jones, March, 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Margaret Browne Green (Mrs. James L.) 
23 Woodland Way, Manhasset, L.I., N.Y. 
Jeanne DeHaven Uhl (Mrs. John B., Jr.) 
2911 Cambridge, Louisville 5, Ky. 
Patricia Leonard Bodle (Mrs. Robert A.) 
263 Wyncote Road, Jenkintown, Pa. 
Betty Monroe Musselman (Mrs. William E.) 
160 Griswold Drive, Youngstown 12, Ohio 
Elizabeth Spierling Arentson (Mrs. R. W.) 
403 Ardmore, Erie, Pa. 
Justine Swan i^uigley (Mrs. J. Richard) 
1758 W. Garfield, Davenport, Iowa 
M. D. Roberts Hoeh! (Mrs. Stanley L.) 
1319 Varner Drive, Pittsburgh 27, Pa. 
Ruth Weston Bennett (Mrs. Berkeley V.) 
Lees Hill Road, R.D., Basking Ridge, N.J. 
Helen Hersperger Harrigan (Mrs. E. J.) 
55 Pell Terrace, Garden City, L.I., N.Y. 
y^orma Lewis Tassler (Mrs. Milford C.) 
734 Fries, Tonawanda, N.Y. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

The class of '44 needs a class secretary. Vol- 
unteers will be deeply appreciated. It's always 
disappointing to open the RECORDER and 
find the class omitted — particularly since we 
have only one opportunity a year to be in- 
cluded. 

So that Evlyn Fulton won't be disappointed, 
we'll let you know that she is in Egypt. She 
says this is the first news in her life since she 
got a diploma. She is teaching at the American 

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College for Girls in Cairo, and will be there 
until the summer of 1958. She's as eager for 
mail as the Armed Forces, and you can write to 
her thus: c/o American Mission, American 
College for Girls, Cairo, Egypt. An air mail 
letter costs fifteen cents and arrives in about 
five days. 

Dorcas Leihold went to Boston in October 
for a nine-mewiths job helping to rehabilitate ■ 
victims of the Massachusetts polio epidemic. 
Her address is 3 3 Gloucester St., Apt. 8, Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

Margaret Brown Green visited Pittsburgh 
in November. Her home is in New York City. 

Ann McClymonds Turnoc\ just built a new 
room on her house with the help (very little) 
of a couple of contractors. 

Peg Donaldson, back at PCW as a College- 
Alumnae Association liason officer, played a 
major role in starting off the successful "Ideas 
in Transition" adult education series the Asso- 
ciation is currently sponsoring on campus. 

CLASS OF 1946 
Reunion — June 4, 1956 
Secretary: Marge Mistrik 

5443 Rosetta Street 
Pittsburgh 6, Pa. 
BIRTHS: 

Miriam Egger Hosac\, a son, Tommy, Sep- 
tember 10, 1954. 

Helen Gilmore Reinhard, a son, Donald 
Eric, October 5, 1954. 

Betsy Ross Pervorse, a daughter, Donna 
Koren, December 10, 1954. 

Agnes Fillipelli Walsh, a daughter, Decem- 
ber, 1954. 

Carol Thorne King, a son, John Thorne, 
December 19, 1954. 

Mickey McKee Barnes, a daughter. March 
1, 1955. 

Bettv Sossong Gretzler. a son, April 10, 
1955. 

Sally Villmg Hughes, a son, May, 1955. 

Ginny Uber Haug. a son, Leigh Alan, July 
22, 1955. 

Helen Louise Mvers Duerring. a daughter, 
Christine Louise, July 27, 1955. 

Mariloti Haller Su>ensson, a son, Andrew 
Hunter, August 5, 1955. 

Joan Titus Dunlop, a son, James Milton, 
February 10, 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Ruth Perry Parser (Mrs. Charles) 

5273 Keyes Drive, Parchment, Michigan 

Carol Thorne King (Mrs. William) 

209 Highland Terrace, Pittsburgh 15, Pa. 

Helen Jane Shriner Irvin (Mrs. John) 

226 Delaware Drive, Glenshaw, Pa. 

Mickey McKee Barnes (Mrs. Gaylord) 

1537 Mars Ave., Lakewood 7, Ohio 

Miriam Egger Hosacl^ (Mrs. Milton) 

50 Midrocks Drive, Norwalk, Conn. 

Ginny Uber Haug (Mrs. Peter) 

1543 Seventh Ave., S.E. 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

Marjorie Wayne Wechsler (Mrs. Richard) 

5850 Ferree St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Helen Louise Myers Duerring 

(Mrs. Burton) 

1720 Harcor Drive, Pittsburgh 26, Pa. 

Marilou Haller Stcensson 

(Mrs. Stuart J., Jr.) 

620 Floral Ave., Terrace Park, Ohio 

Jane Field Taylor (Mrs. Frank) 

176 Carmella Drive, White Oak Boro 

McKeespoft, Pa. 

Ginnv Sommer/ield Hac^man 

(Mrs. Robert F.) 

1349 Pinewood Drive, Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

June Sineit'e Mofjatt (Mrs. Richard D.) 

2673 Santa Barbara Drive 

Pittsburgh 34, Pa. 



Doris Fairfield Jamison (Mrs. James B.) 

A03001451, M.A.T.S., APO 406 

New York, New York 

Joan Titus Dunlop (Mrs. Richard) 

637 S. Mitchell Ave. 

Arlington Heights, Illinois 

GENERAL NEWS: 

Jane Field Taylor, since she resigned from 
teaching, spends her time keeping house, gar- 
dening, and helping Frank in his office. 

Mickey McKee Barnes is now a resident of 
Ohio since Hap was promoted to Staff Assist- 
ant Industrial Engineer at the Cleveland office 
of American Steel and Wire. Right now 
they're busy at remodeling the home they 
bought. 

Ouida McGehee Young had a gay reunion 
with Ginna Van Kir\ Hilborn. Ellen Saylor 
Lewis, Mary Ann Rumbaugh Bowlus and 
Peggy Korb Smith this summer. 

Carol Thome King had visits from Jan 
Borard Poole and Doris Rowand Schroth. 

Jean White Marvel! enjoyed a Canadian 
vacation this summer. 

Ruth Perry Par\er is living in Kalamazoo, 
Mich., since Chuck became a salesman for a 
toy wholesaler. 

Weezie Myers Diierring is back in Pitts- 
burgh — Burt is trying to break into the law 
business. 

Evie Matthews Reece made her local dra- 
matic debut at the Little Lake Theatre this 
summer — this in addition to designating de- 
tails for a new dream home. 

Mariellen Roche DuVal says "no news — 
too busy just watching the family grow." 

Sorry to hear that Peggy Riffle Kirby was 
hospitalized for a while in the spring but happy 
to hear that she's feeling all well again. 

Lucy Dorsey is knee deep in banking school, 
being treasurer of the Church Sunday School 
and DAR work. 

Lois Jean Jac\son Ritenbaugh had a moun- 
tain and Canadian summer vacation. 

Gmny Uber Haug has moved to Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa, where Peter is teaching high 
school. 

Mary Wells Karlson finds life busy what 
with being on the PTA Board of Directors, 
teaching Sunday School, collecting antiques, 
gardening and knitting. 

Bee Kiester Farneth and family spent a day 
in Connecticut this summer visiting Miriam 
Egger Hosac\. 

Jean Purves Bowman and Rog have become 
camping enthusiasts and had a wonderful time 
tenting for two weeks between Lewisburg and 
Florida. 

Jean McCuUough Brown and Clyde have 
had the wonderful privilege of having Presi- 
dent Eisenhower attend services in Clyde's 
church in Gettysburg. 

As usual, Marty Jor\in Berman thinks 
there should be more than 24 hours in a day — 
she's started taking organ lessons and working 
towards her teacher's certificate for secondary 
education — in addition to AAU, hospital 
work, church work and housekeeping. 

CLASS OF 1948 
Secretaries: Donice Vail Rea 
(Mrs. Walter H.) 
Valleyview Drive 
Pittsburgh 15, Pa. 
Ruth Zucker Bachman 
(Mrs. James) 
1332 Denniston Street 
Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 

MARRIAGES: 

Anne Watson and John M. Lofton were 
married on December 27, 1954. 

Marie Cohn was married to Lt. John Houser 
Chiles on February 4, 1955, in Bedford, 
England. 



Henrietta Meyer and Paul W. Garrett, Jr., 
were married on June 4, 1955. 

Mary Jane Humbert Dame to Lt. John C. 
Upshaw, December 31, 1954. 

BIRTHS: 

T\[atalie Speer Weller, a daughter, Juliet 
Speer, on September 17, 1952, and a son, F. 
Gray, Jr., on November 19, 1954. 

Rose Parry Schroc\, a daughter, Marcia 
Ann, on August 9, 1955. 

Dottie Berg Groomes, a daughter, Andralee, 
on February 22, 1955. 

Hilda Fish Bric\er, a son, Richard McCurdy, 
in February, 1955. 

Suzy Harton Con\lin, a son, Charles Ayers, 
on September 23, 1954. 

Honey Holland Rehane^, a son, David 
Charles, on August 3, 1955. 

Norma MacMillan Morris, a son, Ronald 
Eric, on July 16, 1955. 

Ruth Zucker Bachman, a daughter, Anne 
Leah, October 29, 1954. 

Carmela Fusca Sauer, a son, Edward Gerard 
Sauer, Jr., June 3, 1955. 

Jerry Kimball Wells, a son, Michael, March 
20, 1955. 

Ceil McKay Geddis, a daughter, Gail Mc- 
Kay, April 12, 1955. 

Nancy McDonald Sutherland, a son, John 
Gordon, December 19, 1954. 

Prue Hamilton DeMars, a son, Timothy 
Farr, May 27, 1955. 

Virginia Bar\ley Robertson, a son, Daniel 
William, January 24, 1955. 

Audrey Bigelow Baur, a son, Kurt Chris- 
tian, June 11, 1955. 

Shirley Morrow Hedenburg, a daughter, 
Jacqueline, February 19, 1955. 

Amy Gage Scallerup, a son, Thomas Mark, 
September 23, 1955. 

Jean Hadjield Smith, a daughter, Candace 
Louise, August 30, 1955. 

DEATHS : 

Our deepest sympathy to Henrietta Meyer 
Garrett on the passing away of her Mother 
on October 3, 1953, and her Father on Janu- 
ary 19, 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Ingeborg Mueller Baylor (Mrs. Geo. A.) 

102 Bettis Road, Dravosburg, Pa. 

Anne Watson Lofton (Mrs. John M.) 

1072 Osage Drive, Pittsburgh 35, Pa. 

K[ancy Campbell Coo\ (Mrs. Geo. M.) 

220 Rockingham Road, Pittsburgh 38, Pa. 

Elizabeth Ross Kuhn (Mrs. Lester) 

822 Palmer Road, Bronxville, N.Y. 

Barbara Rodgers Schlegel (Mrs. Ewalt P.) 

12707- 118th Avenue 

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 

Rose Parry Schroc\ (Mrs. R. E.) 

7428 Cherokee Drive, Kansas City 13, Mo. 

Donice Vail Rea (Mrs. Walter H.) 

Valleyview Drive, Pittsburgh 15, Pa. 

Sally Geary Hansen (Mrs. Wilbur V.) 

3027 Kinmont St., Apt. 4 

Cincinnati 8, Ohio 

Betty L'Hote Fran\s (Mrs. George) 

540 Bingham Rd., Pittsburgh 11, Pa. 

Marianne Boggs Campbell (Mrs. W.) 

Lower River Rd., Gallipolis, Ohio 

Amy Gage Scallerup (Mrs. Harry R.) 

407 S. James St., Carbondale, 111. 

Mary Jane Humbert Upshaw 

(Mrs. John C.) 

901 Linda Ave., Albany, Georgia 

Carmela Fusca Sauer (Mrs. Edward G.) 

Alberquerque, New Mexico 

Dorothy Doolittle Collins (Mrs. J. F.) 

1255 College Ave., Morgantown, W. Va. 

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Betty Albach Weamer (Mrs. A. C.) 

10 Myrtle Ave., White Plains, N.Y. 

Jessie Gilbert Chew (Mrs. Thomas) 

1623 Washington Ave. 

Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Dorothy Berg Groomes (Mrs. C. B.) 

615 Twelfth St., Oakmont, Pa. 

Norma MacMillan Morris (Mrs. George) 

8 Old Farm Rd., RFD 2, Wayland, Mass. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

T<[ancy Campbell Coo^ and George have 
bought a home in Oak Hill Manor — their three 
children have plenty of room to run now. 

Frannie Foerster Atkinson, husband and 
four girls were just getting ready for a two 
week vacation in the High Sierras as our cards 
arrived. This year they were vacationing in a 
trailer — last year it was a tent. They certainly 
do enjoy the California outdoors. 

While working as Base Adjutant, Marie 
Cohn Chiles met Eugenie Miller Snell, class of 
'37 in England. Eugenie is a Service Club 
Hostess for the USAF Special Services. Eu- 
genie is married to an English Army Offier. 
Marie's husband, who is also with the USAF, 
is from Texas and will be practicing law when 
they return sometime this year. 

Jimmy ^_ueenth Knobloc^ is still in New 
Orleans at Graduate School and expects to 
graduate next year. Jimmy had a wedding an- 
nouncement from Snoo\s Humbert Dame and 
John Upshaw. Happiness to you, Snooks. 

Marge Rec\ard received her M. Ed. from 
Pitt in June and is still teaching music and 
dramatics at Colfax Elementary School. Her 
latest purchase is a new green Dodge. 

Anne Wallace Huntemer writes that they 
will be in Oak Ridge a few more months and 
then possibly move back to Ohio. She says 
Oak Ridge is one of the most interesting 
"cities" they have seen. 

Anne V^atson Lofton has given up her be- 
loved first graders for marriage and house- 
keeping. She certainly sounds happy. John is 
an editorial writer for the Post Gazette. 

Trying to catch up to Rose Parry Schroc\ 
is a task, but your reporter made it this year. 
Received a newsy letter from Rose of a new 
city, house and baby girl, Marcia Ann. Laura 
Jean starts to kindergarten this fall. Rose says 
she has never run across a PCW-ite in all their 
travels. "Missourites" take note. 

Joy Wilson Douglas paid Pittsburgh a visit 
in September. She is an area representative for 
PCW in Maryland. 

A little house, a large yard and a fish pond 
filled with the neighborhood children are 
Bobbie Mueller Baylor's favorite pastime now. 
They moved into their own home in Dravos- 
burg last spring. 

Barb Rodgers Schlegel has two children — 
Suzan, four, and Jimmy, two. They all enjoy 
having Banff and Jasper so close for week- 
ends. Jim, Sr., is selling real estate. 

"Hao" Sellers and Al spent their vacation 
in Nova Scotia this summer. Al has opened 
his office for the practice of Internal Medicine 
and Cardiology at the Hospital of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. 

Amy Gage Scallerup and husband visited 
with Helen Suckling Bec\ert while in Pitts- 
burgh this summer. Helen is retiring as a lab 
technician from St. Margaret's Hospital this 
October. 

Rosamonde Kahle Rowley spent her vaca- 
tion cruising along the Maine coast aboard the 
schooner "Victory Chimes." 

Alma Anderson Staehle writes that she 
would like to see anyone passing through or 
living near Short Hills, N.J. They have four 
children — two boys and two girls. 

David keeps Betsy Ross Kuhn stepping now 
that he is lYi years old. Betsy and Les moved 



to a garden apartment in March with wonder- 
ful playgrounds for David. Now they may be 
transferred to Rochester, N.Y. 

Wendy, Barb Rogers Gordon's little girl is 
two years old now. Barb is busy now with 
bowling, two bridge clubs and Women's Club. 

"Robby" Hastings writes that she spent a 
weekend with Betty L'Hote Franks this past 
summer. She also saw Randy UUom Doig. 
They had a wonderful time — sort of a Jr. 
reunion of '48. 

Wilma Thomas was an Assistant Director of 
a Girl Scout Camp all summer and loved it. 

Wilma Moore Stoebener and Harry vaca- 
tioned at Port Severn, Ontario, this summer. 
They are also in business for themselves now 
as the Stoebener and Stoebener Realty Com- 
pany. 

Thanks to Randy UUom Doig and Janie 
Picard Purse!! for returning cards even 
though there was no special news. 

Does anyone know ?\[ancy Murray's present 
address? The postmaster returned her card 
from Chicago. 

Your "Roving Reporter," Doni Vail Rea, 
now hopes she'll be settled for awhile at Val- 
leyview Drive. We did enjoy our year in Erie 
and would have loved to stay, but a transfer 
back to the "ole stomping" grounds was nice. 
This summer was rather mixed up with furni- 
ture stored, the two girls still "tearing" around 
and having a home built — but we survived. 

Jean Forncroo\ Armstrong receives the prise 
for being the first to answer. Her children are 
in first grade and Nursery School and Jean 
finds time to work for the Winchester Alum- 
nae Board. 

Mary Ai^en Brown is in the process of hav- 
ing a new house built which will provide the 
necessary room for two boys and their energies. 

Frances Henry Fitch is busy being a taxi 
service for her son and his friends to kinder- 
garten. She had visits with Henrietta Meyer 
Garrett and Shirley Hedenburg recently. 

Marj Caldwell Berlin and husband took a 
wonderful trip to the West Indies last spring. 

Caro! Lenz Houc\ can still get more on a 
postcard than anyone else I know! She has 
been teaching sewing in the Adult Education 
Night Series. Donnie, 5]/i years, starts kinder- 
garten and Cynthia, 3'/2 years, in Nursery 
School. Suzy Sutton Helper and family visited 
her in July. 

In her second home since leaving Hawaii 
Sally Geary Hansen hopes to stay three years 
in Cincinnati while Will is Procurement Of- 
ficer for the Marines. She had the company 
of four pups and two grown dogs on the way 
from N. Carolina to Ohio. Some trip with no 
one to help drive! 

Shirley Lawrence Grasso resigned from the 
Board of Underwriters to become a full-time 
housefrau but found it boring so she is now 
working for the Hull Technical Dept. with the 
American Bureau of Shipping. She vacationed 
through 18 states and 3200 miles this summer. 
Also sees Betty Albach Weamer from time to 
time. 

Had three separate dispatches from Amy 
Gage S^allerup. Harry has a new job as Sci- 
ence Librarian at Southern Illinois University. 
Amy gave up teaching to be a mother to 
Thomas who just made our deadline! 

Mary Jane Humbert Dane Upshaw is very 
happy in a new house under a pecan tree in 
Albany, Ga. She married Jack on Dec. 31, 
1954. Son Larry has a boxer dog for a play- 
mate. 

Ceil McKay Geddis is enjoying her new 
daughter who is a sister for two year old 
Chrissy. The whole family took, a trip to Lake 
Erie in their new station wagon this summer. 

Honey Holland Rehane\ is active in the 
Cleveland Alumnae group where she sees Jean 
White Marble. Dale and she are thrilled to be 



parents and I can't blame them. Dale has two 
more years in General Surgery. 

T^ornie MacMillan Morris lives in the same 
town but with a new name — Wayland — in- 
stead of Cochituate. Isn't that an achievement? 
The new brother for Richard and Jeff is a very 
good baby. 

Hilda Fish Bric\er finally hit the jack-pot 
with a boy after three girls. She and Dottie 
Groomes were in the hospital at the same time. 

Audrey Bigeloio Baur's baby was born at 
Bethesda Naval Hospital. They expect to stay 
put for about 20 months more in Falls Church, 
which is the longest they've been in one spot 
in six years. 

The academic Hedenburgs have started a 
new term with Suzy who entered first grade. 
Shirley Morrow Hedenburg writes that the 
third time is really a charm with babies. Jackie 
is an angel. 

For a change Lefty Doolittle Collins has a 
new address. They seem to move every year. 
She was in Cleveland helping to care for her 
new niece and while there had a long chat 
with Honey Holland Rehane^. Maybe she'll 
get to Pittsburgh now that she lives so close. 

Lucky Betty Albach Weamer just moved out 
of a four room apartment to an eight room 
house which offers much more space for three 
growing little girls. She hopes to go to the 
PCW Alumnae meetings in Westchester. 

Marianne Boggs Campbell has been with 
Radio Station WJEH for six years and is now 
General Manager. She hopes to move into a 
new ranch house by December and visit Pitts- 
burgh in June. 

]essie Gilbert Chew had visits with Ceil and 
Layton Geddis and Joy and Bruce Douglas. 
She is happy to be closer to Pittsburgh now. 

Fashion Coordinator Betty L'Hote Fran\s is 
now retiring from the business world after hav- 
ing a busy time at Gimbels and also as instruc- 
tor in Fashion in Retailing at Pitt night school. 
She had reunions with Eleanor Robinson Hast' 
ings and Randy Ullom Doig and their respec- 
tive husbands. 

Dottie Berg Groomes is still enjoying boating 
on the Allegheny River in addition to being 
busy with her three children. 

Yours truly, Ruthie Zuc\er Bachman has 
had a very busy year what with the advent of 
Anne, building a new wing on the back of the 
house and painting and papering, plus little 
David who is busy collecting crayfish and 
worms. 

Marty Enright SchafJ sent a card from Paris 
where she was vacationing. She still lives in 
Mallorca and has two children. 

I'm looking for two addresses. If you know 
where these girls are, will you please write to 
me at once so that I may complete our files? 
Mary Ann Houc\ Brown (Mrs. Edward F.) 
Janet Kir^up Marmlle (Mrs. Robert) 

CLASS OF 1950 
Secretaries: Nancy Hughes Evans 
(Mrs. John H.) 
5429 Page Drive 
Pittsburgh 36, Pa. 
Mona Werner 
827 N. Lincoln Avenue 
Pittsburgh 12, Pa. 

MARRIAGES : 

Janet H. Mitchell to Levin M. Lynch, April 
23, 1955. 

BIRTHS: 

Priscilla Ballard Pfaber, Jr., a son, William 
Erich, August 17, 1955. 

Margery Hamilton Strotz, a son, Robert 
Hamilton, August 29, 1955. 

Carolyn Lippincott Walter, a daughter, 
Laurel, now two months old. 

Joy Dougherty Chiicott, a daughter, Jan 
Carol, August 3, 1955. 

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Barbara Bergman Roth, a son, Steven James, 
February 7, 1955. 

Ann Denigan Richardson, a daughter, Beth 
now two months old. 

Lois Mars Mignogna, a daughter, born in 
August. 

Gretchen Schmidt Kulberg. a daughter, Erika 
Ann, October 5-," 1954. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Janet H. Mitchell Lynch (Mrs. Levin M.) 

2515 Everett N., Seattle 2, Washington 

Fidelis Baux Stevens (Mrs. Robert T.) 

4879 Elmwood Drive, Pittsburgh 27, Pa. 

Gertrude Beiswenger Tourtellot 

(Mrs. Carl Jr.) 

80 Oxbow Road, Wayland, Mass. 

Phyllis Good Rudd (Mrs. A. Holley) 

Quaker Church Road, Amawalk, N. Y. 

Virginia Capone Palguta (Mrs. John) 

Darlington Road, Mounted Route 15, 

Beaver Falls, Pa. 

Shirley Tsjeal McCreary (Mrs. Robert D.) 

15 Calvin Court, Bradford, Pa. 

Barbara Illig Rahen^amp (Mrs. Robert A.) 

18 Briarwood Drive, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Anne Pennoyer Newcomb 

(Mrs. Thomas F.) 

Coagulation Laboratory, Medical Dept. A, 

Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway 

Jacqueline Dat'ies Templeton (Mrs. Wm.) 

324 Park Street, Beaver, Pa. 

7\[ancy Gwosden Curry (Mrs. Ben, Jr.) 

Box 95, LeGrand, California 

612 W. 23 St., Merced, California (soon) 

Miss Ann Morgan 

2939 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 

GENERAL NEWS: 

Ruth Fabry received her Master of Education 
degree from the University of Pittsburgh on 
August 31, 1955. 

Lee Corey arrived back in the United States 
on August 31st by freighter after three years 
in Pretoria, Union of South Africa, at the 
American Embassy. She has almost three 
months vacation to take in the United States 
and will leave the U.S. again after Christmas 
for three years in Tripoli, Libya with the em- 
bassy there. (Unless assignment is changed.) 

N.ancy Beamer Steu'art is still very active in 
PSEA, teaching, PTA and also has a Brownie 
Troop. 

Ann Carpenter Morris has been appointed 
director of the Cerebral Palsy Clinic at Chil- 
dren's Hospital in Denver, Colorado, effective 
September 19. Ann returned to Colorado Sep- 
tember 18 after spending 1 1 weeks in advanced 
training in cerebral palsy at the Children's Re- 
habilitation Clinic, Baltimore, Maryland. She 
finished second in a class of 40 students. Her 
training was sponsored by the Elks National 
Foundation, which awarded her a fellowship, 
and Children's Hospital, where she has served 
as a physical therapist since June of 1954. Ann 
and her husband, Chuck, reside in Golden, Col- 
orado, where he is employed as public relations 
director of the Colorado School of Mines. 

"Of Thee We Sing — Babies!" I'm quoting 
"Sully Baux Stevens who says that although 
she didn't have twins like "J. P. Wintergreen" 
she ran a fair second — Grant Baux Stevens will 
be one year old on Oct. IS and Robert Tyler 
Stevens, Jr. was two in July. 

Ann Denigan Richardson hasn't much time 
for outside activities because she is kept quite 
busy with three children, Doug — 3 years, Dave 
— 1 year and Beth — 2 months. 

Carolyn Edu'ards Holmberg and Phoebe 
Anne Thorne Birmingham practically have a 
nursery school with Carolyn Birmingham, aged 
2, David Birmingham, 5 months and Jeffrey 
Holmerg, aged 2. Carolyn's husband is starting 
his last year at Temple Medical School and 



Phoebe Ann's husband received his Masters in 
Pastorial Counseling at Temple last June. 

Judy Sutherland Latimer and husband Tom 
visited Sue Ferris Trou'nsell and Don this Au- 
gust while vacationing on Long Island. 

I had a wonderful letter from Betty hanger 
Feathers with pictures of her home, of Betty, 
Louise Richards Lane and Jean Kaiser taken 
during the summer of 1954 . . . Sorry, I can't 
pass them along for all of you to see. Thought 
of this idea though . . . I'm going to keep a 
scrap-book of the things that I gather during 
the next five years as class secretary and will 
have it at our next big reunion for all to see. 

Anne Pennoyer Neu'comb and her husband 
are in Oslo, Norway, for a year where Tom 
will do research study in Coagulation on a 
Fullbright Fellowship. 

Ann Morgan is a member of the faculty at 
the University of Maryland School of Medi- 
cine, Department of Pharmocology. 

Doris Shaner, x'50, is Mrs. Lloyd Wolf. 
They and their three children live at 1301 Ren- 
ter Avenue, Los Angeles 39, California. 

Thank you so much for the opportunity to 
be your secretary. It's sure fun to receive so 
much interesting mail. 

P.S. I'm real proud of my husband who has 
been appointed an Elementary Principal and 
Supervisor of Curriculum in Versailles Town- 
ship School District. I am occupied being a full- 
time homemaker, sponsor of a Junior High 
group at my church, and various other interests. 

CLASS OF 1952 
Secretary: Martha McLaughlin 
1450 Genesee N.E. 
Warren, Ohio 

MARRIAGES: 

Chris Metro to Thomas G. Kachulis, April 
18, 1955. 

Eleanor Patterson to Lawrence N. Blacker, 
Jr., October 1, 1955. 

Lois Miltner to Richard C. Rothrock. 

Nancy Harrold to Wayne Kohman. 

BIRTHS: 

Nancy Kelly Hilland. a son, Richard Daniel 
(Danny), May 19, 1955. 

Joan Hebran^ Smith, a daughter, Ann, Sept. 
29, 1955. 

Bette Shapiro Bigler, a son, Marshall Scott, 
April 4, 1955. 

Gmny Weating Krzvwic^i, a son, Kim Li, 
Oct. 11, 1955. 

Joan Milius Smith, a son, David Charles, 
Sept. 4, 1955. 

Nancy Garlotu Hoop, a daughter, Oct. 7, 
1955. 

Delores Clayton Schaudt. a daughter, Deb- 
orah Ann, July, 1955. 

Virginia Smalley Sweet, a son, June, 1955. 

Sally Ann Griffin Mar^s, a son, Douglas, 1 
year. 

Barbara Horn Rom, a son, Sept., 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 
Sally Turle 

1434 Astor St., Chicago 10, 111. 
Virginia Weating Krzywic\i (Mrs. Walde) 
6121 Yucatan Dr., Orlando, Fla. 
Eleanor Patterson Blacker (Mrs. Lawrence) 
543 Daytona Parkway, Dayton, Ohio 
Jodie Shelley 

1409 Ingraham St., N.W., 
Washington 11, D.C. 
Laura Fisher Booth (Mrs. Harold N.) 
Box 371, Cedar Key, Fla. 
Pat Boyd Royer (Mrs. G. H.) 
8753 Highland Ingomar Road, 
Pittsburgh 37, Pa. 

Ann Orner Davidson (Mrs. W. K.) 
820 Ohio River Blvd., Sewickley, Pa. 
Joanne Kimmms Winslou; (Mrs. Fits R.) 
4305 Center Ave., Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 



Pat Baris Daridson (Mrs. Alan) 

1 14A Northwest Dr., Patrick AFB, 

Cocoa, Florida 

Eva Fisfis Stratigos (Mrs. George) 

64 Scenery Blvd., Monessen, Pa. 

Edie Pennoyer Vassamillet (Mrs. Larry) 

2 Forest Hills Rd., Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

Beuerly Roush Johnston (Mrs. Ralph T.) 

3801 Elbern St., Columbus, Ohio 

Barbara Mills Foresti (Mrs. Roy, Jr.) 

3831 Mengel Dr., Dayton 9, Ohio 

Barbara Drexler Eley (Mrs. Richard J.) 

621-B Macon Rd., Cherry Point, N. C. 

Nora Patterson White (Mrs. C. L., Jr.) 

42 Nicholson Rd., Fort Sheridan, 111. 

Sally Ann Griffin Mar^s (Mrs. William) 

168 W. Main St., Westminster, Md. 

Pat Jijauman Kramer (Mrs. John) 

1505 Franklin Park South, Apt. B6, 

Columbus 5, Ohio 

Hancy Kelly Hilland (Mrs. Carl) 

3800 D Meadow View, Montgomery 5, Ala. 

(Until December 16) 

Bette Shapiro Bigler (Mrs. Harold) 

561 Lucia Dr., Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

Ira Dat'isson Ketchum (Mrs. James) 

624 East 20th St., Apart. 11-H, 

New York 9, New York 

Eleanor Malpass Peth (Mrs. Charles) 

8 Willow Lane, Scotia 2, N. Y. 

Marcia Mamolen Stewart (Mrs. Mervin) 

c/o Mervin S. Stewart, 1st Lt., MC; 

0-4034232, Med. Det. He. Co., VII Corps, 

APO 107, New York, New York 

Sally Ann Scragg 

American Embassy, APO 230, c/o 

Postmaster, New York, NY. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

It was with great sorrow that we learned of 
the death in February of Phyl Bryson. She was 
in Germany working for the government in 
Frankfort when she became critically ill with 
pneumonia. We extend the class' sympathy to 
her parents. 

At the same time we extend our sympathy to 
Pat Nauman Kramer on the loss of her father 
in March. 

Sally Turle is now working for the Execu- 
tives' Club in Chicago, helping make the ar- 
rangements for the prominent speakers they 
have every week. She had two grand vacations 
in the past year, one in Cuba in the winter and 
one at Catalina Island this past summer. 

Vange Seitana\is was a bridesmaid at Chris 
Metro's wedding in April to Thomas Kachulis. 
Following the wedding, Chris and Tom left for 
New York City, and sailed aboard the Olympia 
for a summer's honeymoon in Greece and 
Europe. They are now living in Sharon, Pa. 

Danita Brai'in picked up some more credits 
at Pitt's summer school. 

Nancy McFarland Pollock and Rusty are 
building a new home in Ben Avon, Pa. Nancy 
is teaching at the Wightman School, just off 
Wilkins Ave. in Pittsburgh. 

While Carl put in three months with the 
Strategic Air Command in England this sum-* 
mer, Nancy Kelly Hilland, with David, and 
new baby, Danny, spent the time with her par- 
ents in Grove City, Pa., and Daytona Beach, 
Fla. With only several day's notice, they were 
transferred on Sept. 12 to Maxwell Air Force 
Base at Montgomery, Ala., for 14 weeks while 
Carl attends Squadron Officers School. On 
Dec. 16, it's back to Salina, Kansas. 

Andy Rygg's grandmother answered my card 
to her, to report that Andy and Fiji Rougraff 
sailed for Europe on Aug. 1, on a trip they 
have been planning for many months. In Paris 
they picked up a car that the AAA had bought 
for them, and when last heard from were in 
Barcelona, Spain. They are expected home the 
early part of November. 

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I had a grand letter from Barb Stephenson, 
who is now in her last year of medical school. 
She has decided to enter pediatrics, and is now 
involved in correspondence trying to decide 
where to intern. She had a junior internship at 
a children's hospital in Atlanta during the sum- 
mer, and expects to make a quick trip to Boston 
and New York the end of October for inter- 
views. 

Betty Cornell Hirsch and her husband, Joe, 
who were in Atlanta in August, drove Barb 
Stephenson to Pittsburgh for two weeks. A 
group of the class met one day at the Roosevelt 
Hotel for a reunion. In the group were Betty 
and Barb, Ann Estey Barbour, Helen Barbour 
McKelvey, Virginia Smalley Sweet, Delores 
Clayton Schaudt and Er'a Fisfis Stratigos. 

Eva Fisfis Stratigos and her husband, George, 
and Sylvia, who is now 2, are still living in 
Monessen, and have their own home. 

Edie Pennoyer Vassamillet and her husband, 
Larry, have moved into a new home in Forest 
Hills, very close to the Woodside School where 
she is still teaching. Larry is working on his 
doctor's degree at Carnegie Tech in physics, 
and should have it by next year. Edie and Shir- 
ley Elliott Johnston were on a television pro- 
gram the first of October, giving a demonstra- 
tion of reading readiness in the kindergarten. 

Nancy Harrold Kohman is now living in an 
apartment in Kansas, City, Mo., and is a full- 
fledged housewife. She is watching for a house 
to buy so may have moved by the time you read 
this. 

Nancy Moore Whitney was marired last 
January, and is now living in Baldwin Town- 
ship outside of Pittsburgh. 

Beverly Roush Johnston writes that things 
are pretty much the same with her. She and 
Ralph are still living in Columbus. 

Barbara Mills Foresti wrote a real newsy 
letter about their new baby, Lois Jean, who 
really keeps her stepping, and about their new 
home into which they moved just three weeks 
before her birth. Last summer they traveled to 
Baltimore to see Roy's parents, and then to 
Meriden, N. H., where Roy attended the Gor- 
don Research Conference. She reports meeting 
another PCWite, Mary B. McEwen, '40, whose 
husband works with Roy at Monsanto Chemi- 
cal Co. 

Barbara Drexler Eley and her husband, 
Richard, had a short visit with Barb when they 
went through Dayton last August on the way 
home from a vacation. They luckily had been 
away during the hurricane. 

Nora Patterson White has returned to the 
United States after more than two years in 
Germany, where her husband was stationed 
with the Army. They are now settled in a new 
home at Fort Sheridan, 111., and are enjoying 
being back in the States. She now has two 
children, Gordon, 3; and Susan, l]/z- 

Libby Chaff ee attended the School of Ap- 
plied Social Sciences at Western Reserve Uni- 
versity last year, studying to be a social worker 
in child welfare. She did case work in Elyria 
last year. 

When last heard from, Vic^i Li was still 
working for the airlines in New York, and 
loving every minute of it — with the exception 
of the commuting out to Great Neck. 

Sally Ann Griffin Mar\s has been living at 
home, working until her husband, Bill, got out 
of the service. 

Marilyn Wol/ert Zimmerman is keeping 
busy with her one-year-old son, David, while 
she and Dick are building a new home. 

Pat Boyd Royer was another visitor last 
spring of Barb Mills Foresti, while her husband 
attended a meeting in Dayton. Pat has a new 
baby, whom she has named Kenny. 

Dana Bretton is working at the Miami Val- 
ley Hospital in Dayton. 

Pat Nauman Kramer and Johnny are now 
living in an apartment close to Pat's school, 



where she teaches first grade. Johnny is in his 
junior year at dental school at Ohio State. 

Pat says she sees Barbara Hegarty Neff quite 
often. That busy gal now has two children, 
Brad and Valerie, and is getting her Master's 
at Ohio State. 

Jan Fitzsimmons Carr and Bob have had a 
very successful television program in Wheel- 
ing, W. Va., "Calling all Carr's." They are 
now living in Huntington, W. Va., where they 
want to do another television show. They have 
a baby boy, Timothy. 

Bette Shapiro Bigler and Hal have just 
moved into their new ranch-type house. Shap 
found that building a new house, and moving, 
along with taking care of Marshall Scott, now 
6 months old, filled up her time, and I've taken 
over collecting the news from her. I'm sorry that 
I didn't get cards out to all of you this time, 
but time was very, very short when we changed. 
I promise you that next year, I'll have the cards 
out far enough in advance so that we can have 
news of the entire class in next year's Recorder. 

Shap writes that Maraa Mamolen Stewart is 
living in Germany, where her husband is sta- 
tioned in the Army. They'll be there 18 
months. They went to Holland to see the tulips 
and thought them "breathtaking." 

I'm still working at the Tribune Chronicle, 
deeply immersed in the "fourth estate." I wasn't 
at all sad to leave it for a few weeks last March 
though for a vacation in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 
Last July I was a bridesmaid with Jeannine 
English Abel, '53, at the wedding in Rome, 
N.Y., of our roommate, Bunnie Fraser, to Dick 
Bell. 

CLASS OF 1954 
Secretaries: Barbara Bolger 
Lindsay Hall 
Chatham College 
Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 
Nancy Miller 
114 W. Phil-Ellena St. 
Philadelphia 19, Pa. 

ENGAGEMENTS: 

Barbara Beacham to Richard Volke, to be 
married in December. 

Barbara Bolger to William Collett, to be 
married in June. 

Nancy Miller to Richard Howard, to be mar- 
ried December 23. 

MARRIAGES: 

Gerry Corba to Reggie Wilson. 

Helena Crow to Robert Johnson. 

Marline Frost to Jim Ewing, October 8. 

Bilhe Fuellenworth to Harold Sampson, 
July 19. 

Laura Hammer to William Inglis. 

Shirley Hartraan to William Heil. 

Nancy Hemphill to Robert Fullerton. 

Jean Hulse to William Souleret. 

Ann Hutchinson to Charles Winterhng. 

Jackie LeGros to Alfred Hall, April 16. 

Mary Lou Matvey to Donald Shombert. 

Jane Roiolett to William Stewart, August 27. 

Lois Sherry to Jack Schworm, January 1. 

Vicl{i Sneathen to Robert Petsinger, June 25. 

Mary Ann Taptich to William Barnes. 

Joyce Tinnemeyer to William Schafer. 

Elsa Duncan to James Reagan, June 18. 

Roberta Starzyns^i to Wm. Collier, July 15. 

Barbara McVic\er to William H. Martin, 
November 19, in Pengieux, France. 

BIRTHS: 

Sally Dietrich Bailey, a daughter, Sally Doro- 
thy, born December 3 1 . 

Meg Berger Canon, a son, Joel David, Sep- 
tember 6. 

Nancy Hemphill Fullerton, a son, Todd Han- 
son, October 16. 

Barbara Maloy Titehnan, a daughter, Elisa- 
beth Anne, October 1. 



Barbara Shatto Freeman, a son, David Ray, 
June 12. 

Pat Tount Hudson, a daughter, Anne Eliza- 
beth, August 25. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Sallv Dietrich Bailey (Mrs. John L.) 

418' Whitney Apts., #10 

Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

Marilyn Bickmore Bole\y (Mrs. Howard) 

lOlOFindley Drive West 

Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

Barbara Bolger 

Chatham College, Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 

Helena Crou> Johnson (Mrs. Robert) 

Hunting Towers Crest, Apt. 431 

Alexandria, Va., and 

5814 Howe Street, Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 

Elsa Duncan Reagan (Mrs. James) 

510 Pelican Avenue 

Laguna Shores, Corpus Christi, Texas 

Sally Ernst Peterson (Mrs. Paul) 

10505 Lamontier Avenue 

Cleveland 4, Ohio 

Marline Frost Eun'ng (Mrs. James F., Ill) 

1517 Barnesdale Street 

Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 

Billie Fuellenworth Sampson (Mrs. Harold) 

62 Burton Drive 

Pittsburgh 35, Pa. 

Elsie Gage 

605 Gettysburg Street 

Pittsburgh 6, Pa. 

Dee Gmtert Farmer (Mrs. Harry) 

3615 Normandy Road 

Shaker Heights 22, Ohio 

Laura Hammer Inglis (Mrs. William) 

301 S. 11th Street 

Philadelphia 7, Pa. 

Shirley Hartman Heil (Mrs. William) 

12 Oakland Square 
Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 

Jean Hulse Souleret (Mrs. William) 

446 Orange Avenue 

Coronado, California 

Ann Hutchinson Wmterlmg (Mrs. Charles) 

3 5 Crittenden Boulevard 

Rochester 20, New York 

Jackie Legros Hall (Mrs. Alfred) 

6320 N. Kenmore 

Chicago 40, Illinois 

Mary Louise Matvey Shombert 

(Mrs. Donald) 

673 Hamil Road, R.D. #2, Verona, Pa. 

Ramona McCombs 

211 West Street 

Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

Barbara McVic^er Martin (Mrs. William) 

c/oPFC William H.Martin, US 52320382 

Aerial Re-Supply Depot Co A.U. 7856 

APO 257, New York, New York 

Barbara Maloy Titelman (Mrs. James) 

Seville Apartments 

Hollidaysburg, Pa. 

Angela Ottmo 

325 South High St., Morgantown, W. Va. 

Lois Potts Adelson (Mrs. Edward) 

13 36 Missouri Avenue, Apt. Ill 
Washington 11, D.C. 

Re Rosser 

5 37 Barrett Avenue, Haverford, Pa. 

Jane Rou>!ett Stewart (Mrs. James) 

417 S. Winebiddle, Rear, Pittsburgh 24, Pa. 

Lois Sherry Schworm (Mrs. Jack) 

224 Washington Street, Hartford, Conn. 

Barbara Senior Stewart (Mrs. Harry M.) 

Apt. 302, 445 Kaiolu St., Honolulu 15, T.H. 

Vic\i Sneathen Petsinger (Mrs. Robert) 

5624 Forbes St., Apt. 6, Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 

Roberta Starzvns^i Collier (Mrs. William) 

Address all mail to: Pvt. Wm. W. Collier 

RA 13512606, Hg and Hq. Btry 65th 

AAA Group, Ft. Clayton, Panama Canal 

Zone 

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Marilyn Stilley Spalding (Mrs. James) 
908 Oakton Street, Evanston, Illinois 
Christine Syzmans^i. c/o Simmons, 
6654 Woodwell Street, Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 
Bobsy Williams Wilson (Mrs. Alfred) 
249 Mystic Valley Parkway 
Winchester, Mass. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

Mary Ann Hendricks is working ic the 
Altoona Library and Angie Ottino is present'y 
in Morgantown, West Virginia, about to leave 
for Florida for the winter months. 

Isabelle Albas is a research assistant in the 
Bureau of Municipal Affairs, Department of 
Internal Affairs in Harrisburg, having com- 
pleted in June her Masters of Public Adminis- 
tration at the Maxwell School, Syracuse Uni- 
versity. 

Jane Miller took a summer's trip west, and 
saw Jean Hulse Souleret. Jane is in publica- 
tions work with Air Pollution Control at Mel- 
lon Institute. Jean's husband, Bill, is with the 
Navy stationed in San Diego. Also in the west 
was Barbara Young who is now in her second 
year of teaching. 

Rose Spoa is teaching 3rd grade in the High- 
land School in New Castle. Re Rosser spent 
most of the summer in the southeastern part of 
the U. S. and Cuba and has returned for her 
second year teaching 5th grade at the Nar- 
berth School. Also teaching are Maggie Mor- 
gan, her second year at the Allison School in 
Wilkinsburg and Janie Simpson, her first year 
in the high school there. Shirley Hartman Heil 
is an Instructor of Chemistry at PCW. Carolyn 
Hirshberg is again teaching at the Highland 
Grove School. 

At PCW, Chris Peters became Assistant Di- 
rector of Admissions. Barbara Bolger took on 
new duties as resident counselor in "Coolidge" 
now called Lindsay Hall. Barb Beacham acted 
temporarily as the college nurse before leaving 
for a position in New York. Janet Loos is now 
working in Pediatrics at Allegheny General 
and Pat Gordon is there also as a clinical in- 
structor. Caroline O Donnel! is working at 
Woodville State Mental Hospital teaching 
psychiatry to the attendents. 

Traveling to Europe this summer were Kath y 
Wragg and Marion Orr on a TWA tour. Mary 
Anderson took a month's leave of absence from 
WQED for a trip abroad. Bobbie Senior 
Stetuart and Harry have left for the Island of 
Oahu in Hawaii for two years with the U. S. 
Army. Peg Hang from last reports is in Korea 
with the Red Cross. Mary Ann Taptich Barnes 
is in Japan where Bill is stationed. In New- 
England Bobsy Williams Wilson is working as 
receptionist for an engineering firm until Wcx 
is transferred to New Jersey. Nancy Boec\len 
Hutchinson writes from Newport, Rhode Is- 
land, that Kent is stationed on the U.S. Ber- 
ham, a destroyer. Lois Sherry Schworm is in 
Hartford, Conn., where her husband is a stu- 
dent at Hillyer College and is working at the 
Institute of Living. Bobbie Shatto Freeman is 
in Tuscon, Arizona. They expect to be trans- 
ferred to another state where her husband will 
receive more advanced jet training. 

In Pittsburgh Lois Bradley was "Miss Pitts- 
burgh Railways" for the month of September. 
Elsie Gage is now working as commercial artist 
for the Homestead Plant of U. S. Steel. Joan 
Frasher Koerner spent the summer in Oakland. 
California with Henry and daughter, Stephanie 
Beth, while he taught at California Arts and 
Crafts College. Jo Holroyd occupied their 
Pittsburgh apartment during their absence. 
Mimi Rotcland has been doing modeling work 
at Homes. Dottie Hauser is continuing her 
second year's work at West Penn Hospital. 
Nan Norris is doing research for Calgon, Inc., 
a division of the Hagan Corporation. Romona 
McCombs is a chemist for J ii L Steel Corpora- 
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THE LIBRARY 

CHATHAM COLLEGE 



SPRING- 1956 




THE EXECUTIVE BOARD 

President Grace Davis Mechling '24 

First Vice-President Betty Slocurn Haldeman '37 

Second Vice-President Lillian Hunter Stoecklein '31 

Recording Secretary Mary F. Anderson '54 

Corresponding Secretary Peggy Korb Smith '46 

Treasurer Ellen Connor Kilgore '29 

Alumnae Trustee Edna M. Reitz '11 

Executive Secretary Ruth Hunter Swisshelm '29 

Alumnae Relations Director Peggy Donaldson '44 



PITTSBURGH REGIONAL GROUPS 

Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Pauline Wilson Ackenheil '45 

(Mrs. Alfred) 
650 Royce Ave., Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

Downtown Business Women Helen Ryman '24 

50 Academy Ave., Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 

East Boroughs Molly Oehlschlager Schardt '52 

(Mrs. G. H.) 
Ill Maple Ave., Pittsburgh 18, Pa. 

North Suburban Peggy lams Brenneman x'32 

(Mrs. C. B.) 
Mt. Royal Blvd., Allison Park, Pa. 

Shadyside Martha Kroenert x'14 

4383 Schenley Farms Terrace, Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 

Point Breeze Elizabeth Shollar '45 

6951 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh 8, Pa. 

South Hills Jean Sweitzer Bower '53 

(Mrs. Paul R., Jr.) 
365 Temona Drive, Pittsburgh 36, Pa. 



COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN 

Alumnae Fund Ruth Hunter Swisshelm '29 

Assimilation Helen Shelkopf Cline '42 

Peggy Thompson Weil '49 

Finance Helen Horix Fairbanks '20 

Nominating Wilma Moore Stoebener x'48 

Publicity Nancy Garlow Hoop '52 

Reunion Evelyn Thompson Wible '29 

Betty Ramsay Kyle '32 

Scholarship Thayer Thompson Russ '37 

Social Lillian Taylor Franz '37 

Scholarship Benefit Doris Chatto Kimball x'39 

Mary Baldwin '38 

Lecture Series Jane Harmeier Nims '35 



The RECORDER Committee 

Editor Ruth Hunter Swisshelm '29 

Associate Editor Louise Loeffler Wilson '52 

Mary Cole '39 Andrea Rygg '52 

Janet McCormick '43 



OUT-OF-TOWN CHATHAM CLUBS 

Boston, Mass Joyce Robinson Hauck '49 

(Mrs. Charles) 

20 Bradley Park Drive, Hingham, Mass. 

Lois Glazer Michaels (Mrs. Milton M.) '53 

401 Washington Ave., Brookline 46, Mass. 

Buffalo, N. Y Ruth Gokey Walters '17 

764 Potomac Ave., Buffalo 9, N. Y. 

California Lillie Lindsay Herald '12 

(Mrs. S. C.) 
815 Portola Ave., Glendale 6, Calif. 
Chicago, 111. 

North Shore Helen Ensminger Hughes x'30 

(Mrs. James A.) 
415 Washington Ave., Wilmette, 111. 

South West Claudia Bullers Janke '49 

(Mrs. Robert) 
420 Homestead Road, LaGrange Park, 111. 

Cleveland, Ohio Marlene Shettel Stovicek '51 

(Mrs. Lawrence) 
18501 Invermere Ave., Cleveland 22, Ohio 

Columbus, Ohio Martha Henderson Lewis '30 

(Mrs. Gordon V.) 
300 East New England St., Worthington, Ohio 

Detroit, Mich Caddy Lou Kinzer Trapp '40 

(Mrs. Charles F.) 
1003 Bedford Road, Grosse Pointe 30, Mich. 

Clara Osgood '28 
138 Glendale', Detroit 3, Mich. 

Greensburg, Pa. Helen Barbour McKelvey '52 

(Mrs. Paul, Jr.) 
517 Chestnut St., Greensburg, Pa. 

Philadelphia, Pa Patsy Speers Bradley '45 

(Mrs. C. C.) 
937 Mason Ave., Drexel Hill, Pa. 

Washington, D. C Joanne Shelley '52 

1409 Ingraham St., N.W., Washington, D. C. 

Elizabeth Babcock Hull (Mrs. R. B.) '31 

3319 Alabama Ave., Alexandria, Va. 

Westchester County, N. Y Barbara Mason '47 

2 Alden Place, Bronxville, N. Y. 

Youngstown, Ohio Barbara Miller x'56 

9 Glenmere Place, Youngstown, Ohio 

Helen Robinson Forsyth (Mrs. Robert D.) '45 

5261 Pine Tree Lane, Boardman, Youngstown, Ohio 



CHATHAM 



CONTENTS 

Ideas in Transition 4< 

Questionnaire 5 

Traditions 6 

New Courses 7 

Alumnae Personalities 8 

From the Secretary's Desk 9 

A Challenge 10 

Our "First" Girl 11 

A Publishing Success 12 

Nominees 13 

Alumnae Council 14 

In Memoriam .14 

Class News 14 




The RECORDER 

is the official publication of the 

CHATHAM College Alumnae Association. 

Published twice a year, December and May. 



Compendium 



The college is interested in locating 
a copy of "A Great Many Good 
Things,'' a cookbook of Pittsburgh 
recipes. It, was compiled by the of- 
ficers of the Helen E. Pelletreau Schol- 
arship Committee in 1894-1895 and 
published by the Murdoch-Kerr Com- 
pany of Pittsburgh. If you have a 
copy will you please notify Mrs. Vicky 
Corey, Director of Public Relations, 
or the Alumnae Office. 

Mrs. Corey would like also to make 
a request for clippings from out-of- 
town newspapers — any item which 
mentions the college or the alumnae. 



The Class of 1945, completing a ten 
year insurance program, has given a 
$2000 endowed scholarship to the col- 
lege. Since their gift came at this 
particular time it will be matched by 
funds from the grant from the Andrew 
Mellon Educational and Charitable 
Trust. 

The Chatham Library has acknow- 
ledged the receipt of the annual gift 
of $25.00 from the members of Decade 
IV. 

Word has been received by the col- 
lege that Mrs. John Mason Young 
(Annie Montgomery '02) is sending 
as a gift to the Library the newspapers 
published in Honolulu after the Pearl 
Harbor Incident. Mrs. Young is a 
resident of Honolulu. 



A poll was taken at the College to 
find out what the students planned to 
do over spring vacation this year. 
Results: most have planned trips and 
the average mileage for all students 
will be approximately 680 miles per 
girl. Three out of every four will 
spend much of their time studying. 
Groups have been gathered to travel 
to New York to see the "shows" and 
to Washington to see our nation's 
capitol. Two out of every five will 
work during their "vacation" at jobs 
including nursing, selling, public rela- 
tions and general office work. The girls, 
by the way, will be scattered over 31 
states and three foreign countries. The 
statistics seem to indicate that the vaca- 
tion will be anything but restful for 
most of the Chatham students. 



THE COVER 
This is the first appearance of our 
new cover, professionally designed to 
incorporate the official Chatham type, 
a new German Delphin. and the new 
Chatham seal. It symbolizes our long- 
range plans for the RECORDER— a 
distinctive magazine of real interest to 
Chatham alumnae. 




"I can see in the next ten years a 
situation where Americans will be loved 
once again as they were ten years ago 
by the Asian peoples," began Channing 
Liem in his lecture on October 19 en- 
titled "A Decade of United States 
Leadership in Asia." 

Dr. Liem analyzed the United States 
policy toward Japan, China, and Ko- 
rea. The native-born Korean felt that 
American policy in the East has been 
based on principles that are sound and 
universally admired. Though it has 
been marked with setbacks in its ex- 
ecution, it is becoming increasingly 
obvious that American policies have 
been much more successful than many 
people think. 

He continued by stating that the 
superiority of the U. S. foreign policy 
lies more in the principles than in the 
skill with which it is pursued. Too 
often, he noted, Americans look only 
at transitory gains and victory instead 
of aiming at knowledge of the Asian 
people and the achievement of ultimate 
objectives. 

The head of Chatham's political 
science department then reviewed the 
highlights of American foreign policy 
in all parts of the globe from 1945 to 
the present. He concluded with a very 
optimistic statement about the future 
of American relations with Asia — he 
felt that the Chinese people, who are 



at present our severest Asian critics, 
have been misled and already are 
showing signs of a weariness of hating 
America and Americans. 



In his lecture on "The Meaning of 
the International," November 16, Pro- 
fessor Charles Le Clair said "the ob- 
server is struck at once, not with in- 
dividual paintings, but with the impact 
of the show as a whole. The work of 
all nations is intermingled in a total 
effect that is overwhelmingly abstract." 

Mr. Le Clair saw in the selection and 
presentation of the International the 
confidence of many that we are ap- 
proaching a millenium in painting 
which will become purified of subject 
matter — as abstract and absolute as a 
Mozart Sonata. He added that many 
of this year's paintings were labelled, 
like musical compositions, with a mere ' 
opus number or title suggestive of ab- 
stract, musical organization. 

The speaker then reviewed the opin- 
ions of national critics — most critics, 
he said, took either the position of the 
Herald Tribune (N. Y.) that the ex- 
hibit had failed to represent the range 
of art today, or the position of the 
Times (N. Y.) which conceded that 
while the International was a true pic- 
ture of contemporary art, they found 
much to object to in modern art itself. 

Mr. Le Clair continued praising the 
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Carnegie Institute for doing brilliantly 
what it had set out to do in presenting 
a comprehensive coverage of abstract 
and abstract-expressionist art move- 
ments. He asserted that this kind of 
painting is valid and worthy of our 
admiration. However, he felt that the 
most interesting painting is that which 
combines, in some measure, the inter- 
play between concrete images and ab- 
stract form. 

In this connection, he emphasized 
the attitude of the International jury 
who consistently spoke for the im- 
portance of "the artist's close relation- 
ship with the natural world, however 
abstract his image may be." This view, 
to Mr. Le Clair, seemed consistent with 
the selection of Crown of Thorns for 
the first prize; and with other works 
of personal warmth and a sense of what 
one juror called "the great subject." 

Mr. Le Clair concluded that the 
meaning of the International as a 
prophecy for the future was to be 
found, less in the abstract character 
of the show, than in the jury's reaf- 
firmation of the humanistic tradition 
of Western art. 



"Fact or Fiction in Human Develop- 
ment and Behavior" was the title cho- 
sen by Dr. E. Lee Vincent on January 
18. Her main contention was that "too 
many people think that parenthood is 



easy — that people are equipped by 
nature to be parents. This is one of 
the many fictions in human develop- 
ment — the truth is that parenthood is 
an art!" 

She pointed out many fallacies in 
today's beliefs. She felt that one of 
the most common fictions today is the 
parent attitude of feeling that because 
a child has had six birthdays, he is 
ready for school. Actually, asserted 
Dr. Vincent, this attitude can cause 
both parents and children much mental 
distress. A child must be ready social- 
ly and mentally to make a "go of first 
grade" and his failure does not mean 
that he is just lazy or stubborn. 

Today is a period of enlightenment, 
she said. Fictions are losing their foot- 
hold in alert minds. Today's adults are 
prone to listen, assort the opinions they 
have heard or read, and formulate their 
own ideas. 

Such a situation, said Dr. Vincent, 
is encouraging. It paves the way for 
many more enriched marriages and 
provides for many more happy parent- 
hoods than this country has witnessed 
in the past. 



Questionnaire Reaffirms Value of Tutorial 



The importance of every-day politics 
and a political analysis of today's situa- 
tion was offered to the audience by Dr. 
William J. Keefe on February 15 in 
a speech entitled "Responsible Two- 
Party Politics." 

Mr. Keefe began with a few predic- 
tions on the coming presidential elec- 
tion. He believes that sectional politics 
are likely to be more important than 
pivot state politics in the coming presi- 
dental election. The key to 1956, he 
said, may be the Midwest and the South. 
He also stated that, barring a civil- 
rights quarrel in the Democratic con- 
vention, there will be a wholesale return 
of the South to the Democratic party 
this year. 

The political scientist placed his 
primary emphasis, however, on the need 
for a re-evaluation of the American 
two-party system. He maintained that 
the parties are loose, highly decentral- 
ized organizations. Party unity, he 
said, in the election process too often 
breaks down in the legislative process 
and responsibility at the polls vanishes. 

He also maintained that a more re- 
sponsible system will develop only 
when the parties clarify rather than 
confuse, outline rather than obfuscate, 
and develop rather than decimate the 
significance of issues to the general 
public. 




Music was represented in the Ideas 
in Transition series in a lecture-concert 
(Continued on page 12) 



Dr. Lily Detchen 

Ninety-two percent of the respond- 
ents to the recent alumnae question- 
naire reported that they evaluated the 
Tutorial Project as being worthwhile, 
according to Dr. Lily Detchen. Direct- 
or of the Office of Evaluation Services 
at Chatham College. 

The tutorial program is one of the 
most important phases of the college 
curriculum. It is aimed at providing 
each student with discipline in a self- 
directed education. The senior student 
receives six hours of credit for this 
project which entails her meeting once 
a week with a faculty member to dis- 
cuss progress on a project of her own 
choosing, culminating in the writing of 
a major research paper. Occasionally 
a student of exceptional talent in the 
humanities will undertake a creative 
project accompanied by a minor paper 
relating the creation to a larger aspect 
of the art. The completed papers are 
defended orally before committees com- 
posed of three faculty members. 

In the questionnaire which was dir- 
ected to alumnae who graduated during 
the period of time that the tutorial pro- 
gram has been offered (1950-1954), 
the college asked for an over-all rating 
of the tutorial — its values, weaknesses, 
tangible benefits that might have re- 
sulted, suggestions for improvement, 
and the relation to the tutorial to grad- 
uate study. 

It is interesting to note that after 
the first year of the tutorial program, 
a similar questionnaire was given to 
graduates in order to evaluate the tu- 
torial. Sixty-seven percent indicated 
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that they felt the project had been a 
good enterprise. In view of the recent 
response where ninety-two percent eval- 
uated the project as being worthwhile. 
it seems to follow that graduates change 
their point of view in retrospect. 

About one-fourth of the 235 tutorial 
respondents considered the tutorial pro- 
gram to be the most outstanding feature 
of their education at Chatham. More 
than two-thirds of the group felt that 
the tutorial was more valuable to them 
than any six hours of academic credit 
they might have chosen in its place. 
Only eight percent of the graduates 
felt that the program was not worth- 
while. 

For a few, the tutorial had tangible 
benefits such as being the basis of their 
being hired or receiving a fellowship, 
but the College feels that these out- 
comes are not an intrinsic expectation 
of the program. Rather, they should 
be classified as concomitants or extra 
dividends. 

The tutorial meant something quite 
different to each student, but most re- 
spondents felt that it did such things 
as "trained them in independent re- 
search and organization of material," 
or "was a major factor in my learning 
how to interpret data correctly," or 
"gave me the impetus to further my 
academic pursuits," or "provided me 
with a new and favorable relationship 
with professors because of the close 
association and work with them." 

The chief criticism was that the pro- 
ject involved more work than was rep- 
resented in the academic credit received. 

Without exception, graduate students 
commented that the tutorial experience 
was immeasurably beneficial. The val- 
ues were those that might be expected 
— experience in scholarly discipline, 
training in independent organization 
and research, the development of li- 
brary skills and experience in reporting. 

The faculty regards the findings as a 
re-affirmation of the value of the tu- 
torial program. The unfavorable criti- 
cisms as well as the favorable ones will 
be investigated and appraised with the 
ultimate aim of improving the effective- 
ness of the tutorial program at Chatham 
College. 



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TRADITIONS LIV 

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Traditions are the heart of any and 
all colleges. They are cherished self- 
ishly by those who are a part of them 
because they last only four short years 
and are shared by only a small group 
living some of the happiest experiences 
of a lifetime. Some traditions are com- 
mon to all colleges, and certain ones 
are peculiar to types of colleges, how 
they have grown and the caliber of the 
students who attend. Chatham College, 
since its founding, has had a friendly 
atmosphere and an environment which 
has furthered critical thinking. This, 
of course, has influenced and colored 
the college's customs, manners and tra- 
ditions. 

Because alumnae too often feel that 
they have taken traditions with them 
when they graduate, that now their own 
vital traditions no longer exist at the 
college, the Recorder is beginning a 
series of articles on Chatham College 
traditions. Most traditions do not die 
— they only age, become enriched and 
mellow with the years. 

One of the most vital traditions (and, 
indeed, one of the very oldest) at 
Chatham College is the Song Contest. 
Today, it is much the same as when you 
went to college. The air is filled with 
excitement and expectation for a full 
week before the actual contest. The 
classes have their secret song practices 
and the spirit of the college is at its 
zenith. 

You will remember that all four 
classes compete and that each class 
presents a school song selected by the 
judges, plus two original songs — one 




ON AT CHATHAM 

(First of a Series) 

fast (humorous) and one slow (seri- 
ous). One of their song entries must 
have both original words and original 
music while the other is required to 
have only original words. 

This competition is a healthy one — 
it encourages individual cooperation 
and creativeness and also provides an 
outlet for musical talent and a new sup- 
ply of songs for year-round singing. 

This year on November 22, after 
days and nights when "Who's Gonna 
Win" has been sung and shouted across 
the campus, the judges made their se- 
lection of awards. For singing the best 
rendition of a school song, "Chapel 
Bells" (written, incidentally, by the 
Class of '53), the junior class was hon- 
ored . The juniors also won another 
cup for their serious song — but the 
contest was so close that the judges 
gave an unprecedented honorable men- 
tion to the senior class for their fine 
effort. The prize was reversed for the 
humorous cup ; the seniors won the cup 
but the juniors' song was so excellent 
that another honorable mention was 
awarded. 

"Sing of the Alma Mater" was the 
title of the winning serious song. It 
is original and yet much like your own 
class' entry when you participated in 
the contest at college. It is sung to the 
tune of "Friends of Yesterday." 

SING OF THE ALMA MATER 
Let us rise and sing together 
Our Alma Mater's praise. 
Our loyal spirit deepens 
As we our voices raise. 
We'll always stand together — 
As friends we will revere 
The memories of college days 
For evermore held dear. 
Chorus 

Our song ne'er is ended; 
It echoes from the hill. 
You guide us in our search for truth, 
And hope in us instill. 
We've learned to love and honor 
Your standards and ideals, 
You've strengthened us for life ahead 
As futures will reveal. 

The Recorder staff would like to sug- 
gest that you hum the song to yourself 
— we are sure that it will bring back 
many happy memories of your Song 
Contest, the year your class won or was 
sure you were going to win. It is good 
to cherish these traditions and remem- 
ber them — as the graduates of the fu- 
ture will always remember and be re- 
minded that, even though years pass, 
"We Belong." 



New Courses Encourage Critical Thinking 



A new course*, "World Issues." 
which deals with geographical, econom- 
ic and social aspects of the world, has 
been inaugurated into the basic curric- 
ulum this year. According to its orig- 
inator, Dr. Channing Liem, the chang- 
ing world scene necessitates a modified 
view of history, culture and current 
affairs. Heretofore, he says, the main 
interest and concern of students in the 
United States has been the West, the 
Balkans and Russia. Today, however, 
we find ourselves between Europe and 
Asia and it becomes necessary that we 
sharply revise our view of the world 
with greater emphasis on Asia. 

Chatham College is one of only a few 
institutions of higher learning which re- 
quires all students to take such a course. 
The faculty agrees that today the de- 
velopment of the world has grown to a 
point where a more complete picture 
requires better understanding of the 
interrelationship of the various Eastern 
countries. The individual Western 
countries are no longer geographic en- 
tities — their study becomes fruitful on- 
ly when they are studied together and 
their interrelationships are apparent. 

There are four major aims of the 
course. They are: 1 ) to raise the level 
of critical thinking in world issues; 2) 
to show the new significance of the 
Asian position; 3) to have students ab- 
sorb the knowledge of other minds and 
other ages for possible solutions toward 
today's problems; 4) to determine the 
basic cultural pattern of other peoples 
and to better understand the current 
issues in the relations between nations. 

Dr. Liem poses many questions to 
his students. Why does India behave 
the way she does? Where is China 
heading? Will Japan remain Ameri- 
ca's friend? What does the USSR 
want? Students are asked to read ma- 
terials written by scholars and govern- 
mental leaders from the 4th century 
through to the 20th century, to absorb 
the ideas and solutions and to formulate 
their own view points on the issues. 

It is the hope of the political science 
faculty that they may present a max- 
imum of current and historical material 
in a restricted time to help balance the 
student's knowledge of the East and 
the West. 

Another new course, geared to meet 
the demands of the atomic age, was in- 
augurated the second semester of this 
year. It deals with an old subject, 
science, but the approach is entirely 



new and different. 

The course is entitled "History and 

Philosophy of Science" and is required 
of all freshmen except those majoring 
in science. It is primarily designed to 
provide basic general knowledge of not 
only historical development of the na- 
tural sciences but of the social and eco- 
nomic aspects of science with special 
emphasis on its changing philosophy. 

The stated objectives of the course 
are: 1) to teach the students the her- 
itage of scientific knowledge relating 
to the main advances in man's concept 
of astronomy, biology, chemistry and 
physics; 2) to aid the students to un- 
derstand the main philosophies of vari- 
ous periods, particularly as applied to 
the attitudes towards science and to 
understand the eventual evolution of 
the scientific method; 3) to give the 
students an intimate knowledge of the 
relationships between the historical 
events, socio-economic conditions, and 
the status of science during various 
periods of history; and 4) to aid stu- 
dents in acquiring some concept of cur- 
rent attitudes and trends in science. 

The entire science faculty, together 
with an historian and a philosopher, 
works together in planning the new 
offering. To quote one: "As far as we 
know, this course is among the first of 
its kind to be offered in any major 
college." 

Some of the problems which will be 
put to the class consist of such things 
as the role of science in society today, 
atomic energy and its control, govern- 
ment research and investigation com- 
mittees. The science faculty, however, 
does not plan to attempt to offer any 
opinions on government or non-control. 
They do plan to throw these questions 
open to class discussion and thus pro- 
duce a great deal of scientific critical 
thinking among the students. One per- 
iod a week is devoted entirely to dis- 
cussion of the lecture periods. 

Since Chatham has a firmly estab- 
lished liberal arts tradition, the faculty 
feels that any broad background in in- 
telligent thinking and knowledge must 
include science, both from the stand- 
point of the humanities and from the 
standpoint of pure science. Women as 
well as men should have a working 
knowledge of its power and implica- 
tions. "The course." to quote the fac- 
ulty again, "will be invaluable in stress- 
ing this important, and too often over- 
looked, phase of education." 



* This course actually is an outgrowth of "World Culture," a course begun as an experiment in 
1949. Last year Dr. Liem, head of the department of political science, received a grant from the 
Ford Foundation which was spent at Yale and Princeton for intensive research in finding the 
solution for perfecting such a course. "World Issues" emerged from his research there. 

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Alumnae 
Personalities 



It is well to remember that a college 
is judged largely by the total effect of 
its graduates in their homes, in their 
communities and in the world. 

In this issue we are featuring two 
alumnae who have been honored recent- 
ly for their work in public education. 




Mary Ruth Jeffery 



Mary H. Kolb 



In appreciation of thirty-two years of faithful service 
to the Shaler Township Education System, that community 
has named a new grade school in honor of Mary Ruth Jeffery, 
principal of the Shaler Township Junior-Senior High School. 

A graduate of the Class of 1915, Mary Ruth has shown 
a lifetime of devotion to the teaching profession. Her home- 
town paper, at the time of the Dedication, said that "one 
could almost say that she brought her culture into what had 
previously been a typical country school system." The 
students were much impressed by this teacher from her 
first day for she showed an interest not only in educational 
excellence but also in them. The paper described her as "the 
gem of the educational program at Shaler." 

During her years at Shaler, Mary Ruth has served as 
teacher, principal of the elementary and secondary schools, 
principal of the senior high school, and now as principal of 
both junior and senior high schools. 

With this remarkable record behind her, Mary Ruth 
modestly declares that she doesn't know how it happened 
that a school was named for her. 

Despite her heavy responsibility, Mary Ruth has never 
neglected her own education. She attended graduate classes 
at Pitt and Duquesne and, at present, is a candidate for her 
doctorate at Columbia University. 

One of her happiest recollections and "proudest ac- 
complishments" was the writing of a May Day pageant while 
at Chatham. She, incidentally, was the first editor of the 
"Pennsylvanian." Her poetic writeup by her classmates in 
that yearbook was quite prophetic and very fitting here: 

We have a girl in our class 

And she is wondrous wise. 

She makes us feel like little worms 

And opens up our eyes. 

Her brain — no common brain, 

And we believe that very soon 

She'll bring our class great fame. 



In February, Miss Mary H. Kolb was presented a 
certificate which read: "The National Council of Admin- 
istrative Women in Education, Pittsburgh Branch, hereby 
awards to Mary Helen Kolb, for her promotion of the ad- 
vancement of women in education and for her activities in 
maintaining high professional standards, Honorary Life 
Membership ..." 

The woman who received this honor graduated from 
Chatham College in 1929. Her friends all agree that she 
is an extraordinary person — she not only has a deep interest 
in education but takes active participation in many diversified 
hobbies. She is fond of sports, writing, gardening and study- 
ing the habits of the birds and wild life on her 49 acre farm. 
She, by the way, commutes each day to Pittsburgh from that 
farm in Bolivar — a 60 mile trip. 

Mary now serves as Executive Secretary to the H. C. 
Frick Educational Commission which is a foundation serving 
public school personnel by scholarships, summer conferences, 
lecture programs and speakers for students in Western Penn- 
sylvania. 

Mary has been active at the college, aside from being 
a student, as college Registrar, a job she held from 1929 
until 1937. Her last three years here, she added to her 
duties by serving as Assistant Instructor in Physical Educa- 

t ; °n- . , U ILI 

In Pittsburgh, she is very active as a member and officer 
in many organizations such as the Greater Pittsburgh Council 
on Adult Education, the Monday Luncheon Club, Admin- 
istrative Committee of the Pittsburgh Public Schools on In- 
tercultural Education, Ligonier Valley Chamber of Com- 
merce, Delta Kappa Gamma, ad infinitum. In her "spare 
time," Mary serves as a. lecturer in the field of educational 
foundations and as a contributor to educational periodicals. 



From the Secretary's Desk 



This has been personal contact year 
for the out-of-town clubs. In a series 
of dinner-meetings all but one of the 
active clubs, were visited and five new 
clubs were organized. We are sorry to 
have omitted Southern California from 
this series but we are going to try to 
visit that club sometime later. 

When Dr. Anderson expressed a 
desire and willingness to speak to as 
many of our out-of-town alumnae as 
possible, he told me to consult his 
secretary and fill in his schedule so as 
to cover all of the cities in as short a 
time as possible. It was not until after 
his almost split-second schedule had 
been planned that I learned that I was 
to accompany the President on these 
trips and that Mrs. Meehling, our As- 
sociation President, was to attend as 
many of the meetings as she could. The 
schedule of our trips including dates^ 
location, and local chairmen was as 
follows: 

November 8 Philadelphia 

Hotel Barclay 

Carolyn Pierce May '33 

November 9 Washington, D. C. 

The Kennedy- Warren 

Doris Warner Brown '52 

November 10 New York City 

The Town and Country 
Mary Virginia Brown '36 

November 11 Pittsburgh 

Annual Fall Meeting on Campus 

December 1 Columbus 

Ilonka's Provincial House 
Harriett McCaw Hale '25 

December 5 ... Youngstown 

The Youngstown Club 

Helen Robinson Forsyth '45 

December 6 Uniontown 

Uniontown Country Club 
Ann Alter Buck '28 

December 7 Washington, Pa. 

George Washington Hotel 

Martha Yorkin Berman '46 

December 8 Greensburg 

Mountain View Hotel 
Helen Barbour McKelvey '52 

December 12 Detroit 

The University Club 
Caddy Lou Kinzer Trapp '40 

December 13 Chicago (Evanston) 

Georgian Hotel 
Helen Walker Empfield '34 



December 14 Cleveland 

Wade Park Manor 

Isabel Silvis Sterling '37 

Ruth Jenkins Horsburgh '45 

January 25 Buffalo 

The Statler Hotel 

Ruth Gokey Walters '17 

Peggy Christy Graham '40 

April 6 Boston 

The Boston Club 

Lois Glazer Michaels '53 

Joyce Robinson Hauck '49 

Dr. Anderson attended each of the 
entire series of dinner-meetings, speak- 
ing at all of them about Chatham, the 
name, and about the future of Chatham, 
the college. He emphasized the critical 
need of increased alumnae support in 
annual giving, in making the college 
known everywhere, and in securing new 
students. 

Because of office duties in connection 
with the annual Fall meeting I was not 
able to go to Philadelphia nor to Wash- 
ington, D. C. Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. 
Meehling were there, however, and I 
joined the Andersons in New York 
City for the meeting there. We were 
all back in Pittsburgh the following 
day for the meeting on campus. With 
the exception of Boston, I made all of 
the other trips and Mrs. Meehling 
traveled with us to Youngstown, Union- 
town, Washington (Pa.), and Greens- 




Ruth Swisshelm — off to Boston 



burg. At each of the meetings I spoke 
briefly about alumnae activities, making 
a special plea for greater individual 
and club participation. 

Early in January Jane Harmeier 
Nims accompanied me to the annual 
District II Conference of the Amer- 
ican Alumni Council in Washington, 
D. C. While we were there we met 
with the Washington club. In February 
I made a return trip to complete the 
organization of four new clubs — Glen- 
coe on the 13th and Hinsdale on the 
14th for the Chicago clubs, North 
Shore and South West; Detroit on the 
15th; and Columbus on the 16th. I 
returned home on the 17th minus a 
voice but feeling very much gratified 
with the results of the week's trip. 
Two days in Boston. February 28th 
and 29th, resulted in plans for a dinner- 
meeting on April 6th. and a temporary 
committee was appointed to act until 
the new club can be organized. 

As this is written I am planning one 
more trip this year with the aim of re- 
organizing and reactivating the Long 
Island Club. On the same trip I plan 
to meet with the Manhattan alumnae. 

It has been a very busy year but a 
verv rewarding one. From a strictly 
personal viewpoint it has meant a great 
deal. A card in the file has become a 
face and a personality. I feel that I 
have made many wonderful new 
friends. I find that Chatham husbands 
are very special, too. and many of them 
have been very helpful to their wives 
in making the arrangements for the 
dinners. For the College and for the 
Alumnae Association these personal 
contacts have been extremely valuable. 
A renewed interest in the college and 
in alumnae affairs has been evidenced 
and the results are already apparent 
in greater participation in activities. 

Aside from the dinner series, the 
clubs have been active in other ways. 
In addition to their regular meetings 
several have had small benefit parties 
in connection with the annual Pitts- 
burgh Scholarship Benefit which was 
held on Februarv 25th. Philadelphia, 
Washington. D.' C, Buffalo. West- 
chester and Cleveland, all have added 
substantially to the total proceeds of 
the large benefit. Greensburg's party 
is planned for April 14th and Southern 
California has a party scheduled for 
June. 

(Continued on page 11) 



A THREE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLAR 

CHALLENGE 



The largest grant ever made by a 
foundation to a woman's college ! 

This proud characterization of the 
$3,500,000 challenge gift of the A. W. 
Mellon Educational and Charitable 
Trust, broadcast by the press at the 
time of its recent announcement, has 
reverberated through the ranks of 
Chatham alumnae. 

The Mellon grant is an event with- 
out parallel in our history. It is im- 
pressive proof that our $12 million 
development program, so long in pre- 
paration, is now an exciting reality. 

The sobering factor is that the gift 
becomes a full reality only when Cha- 
tham has raised a matching $3,500,000. 
When this is done $7 million or nearly 
two thirds of the development fund 
objective will have been raised on the 
matching basis. What appeared merely 
fantastic a few months ago now is with- 
in reach. 

The pattern of progress at Chatham 
now comes sharply into view. The 
rehabilitation of our physical plant has 
given us one of the handsomest of col- 
lege campuses. The change of name 
has brought recognizable identity to 
our character and aims. Finally, the 
Mellon grant is a public endorsement, 
backed by generosity of princely di- 
mensions, of the aims of the college: 
salaries which will attract and hold a 
superior faculty ; scholarships to assure 
that no desirable student is turned 
away; and steadily increasing services 
to our community. 

The development program is still in 
the early, or "special gifts" stage, and 
no preparation is being made for an 
immediate broad-scale campaign. Alum- 
nae are invited to send suggestions to 
the Office of the Development Program. 

The role of alumnae in the immediate 
program, then, is to strengthen the 
alumnae organization in every way 
possible. This includes efforts to in- 
crease annual giving, which was the 
subject of a recent special communica- 
tion to alumnae, pointing out that sup- 
port by Chatham alumnae will be 
scrutinized closely by the corporations, 
foundations and others which are asked 
to help. 



The Offering Letter 

The background of the $3,500,000 
grant of the A. W. Mellon Educational 
and Charitable Trust, as well as the 
reasoning involved and the conditions 
stipulated — all these are matters of keen 
interest to each of Chatham's alumnae 
and friends. Accordingly, we present 
in full the text of the offering letter: 
Dear Dr. Anderson: 

During recent years, you and the officers 
of this Trust have had frequent conversations 
concerning the needs, future plans, and po- 
tential resources of Chatham College. In 
these discussions the representatives of the 
Trust have been impressed with the achieve- 
ments which have been recorded and the 
high objectives which have been set by this 
independent, nondenominational, 87 year 
old liberal arts college for women. 

The need has never been greater for men 
and women who understand the sources of 
Western democratic culture and the history 
of the long struggle for human freedom, as 
well as the fundamentals of the world of 
science and technology in which they live. 
The purpose of the liberal arts college is to 
meet this need. In addition, the skills of 
reasoning and judgment imparted by the 
liberal arts have been successful over the 
years in teaching men to distinguish between 
right and wrong, truth and falsehood, to 
think broadly, to analyze critically, to blaze 
new trails. 

In 1869 when Chatham College was 
founded only three American institutions 
were devoted exclusively to the higher edu- 
cation of women. Toda" women liberal arts 
graduates are influential throughout our so- 
ciety. With their knowledge and abilities 
they enrich family life as wives and mothers, 
industry as employees and executives, profes- 
sional life as teachers, physicians, attorneys 
and writers, and public life as office holders 
and community leaders. With the respon- 
sibilities of modern women increasing, in 
ways and to an extent clearly foreseeable, 
liberal education for women is a matter of 
ever-growing importance to the community 
and to the nation. 

With these thoughts in mind, the officers 
of this Trust have noted with keen interest 
the educational aspirations of Chatham Col- 
lege. In 1946 and in 1950, this Trust made 
grants totaling $1,500,000 to the endowment 
fund of the College in support of the well 
conceived curriculum revisions which the 
College had pioneered in its post-war liberal 
arts program. It is encouraging to note that 
as a result of gifts by others and normal ap- 
preciation the market value of the endow- 
ment fund is now $3,300,000, while Cha- 
tham's total assets exceed $'8,000,000. We 
have also been impressed by the concurrent 
expansion and modernization of the physical 
facilities of a college already noted for the 
beauty of its campus. 

In November 1953, this Trust made its 
most recent grant to the College, a contribu- 



tion of $46,450, to enable the College to 
undertake a series of coordinated studies of 
its curriculum and basic educational program, 
its administrative management, public reputa- 
tion, future needs, and potential support. 
These studies constitute possibly the most 
comprehensive scrutiny which a single liberal 
arts college has ever undergone. 

It is noteworthy that the findings of this 
survey did not gather dust on the shelves. 
Fully as impressive as the educational policies 
represented by the Chatham program has 
been the vigor with which all those concerned 
with the College have assumed responsibility 
for carrying out their objectives. The faculty 
worked closely with outside consultants while 
the studies were under way and contributed 
many valuable suggestions for the improve- 
ment of a curriculum which was authorita- 
tively pronounced "second to none." The 
Trustees, quietly and on their own initiative, 
midway in the studies, pledged sufficient 
sums to finance increases in faculty salaries 
and to meet other urgent needs for the next 
two years. And in November 1955, the 
Trustees adopted another of the recommen- 
dations of the study, that the name of the 
college be changed, and selected Chatham. 

While Chatham's fine potential as a na- 
tionally outstanding liberal arts institution is 
clearly visible, neither imagination nor de- 
termination will alone suffice to attain this 
goal. At the heart of the problem is the 
need for a substantially increased endowment 
with which to meet the inescapable require- 
ments of a top-ranking institution. These 
are: salaries which will continuously attract 
and hold a superior faculty; scholarships to 
assure that no desirable student is turned 
away; and steadily increasing services by the 
college to its community. 

Even with higher tuitions, leading liberal 
arts colleges comparable to Chatham in size 
require endowment of between $20,000 and 
$30,000 per student to assure the quality of 
their teaching staff and an appropriate stu- 
dent-faculty ratio. Chatham's endowment, 
approximately $7,500 per student requires 
substantial additions. Your Trustees have, 
therefore set $12,000,000 as the sum needed 
for full development of the College over 
the next decade, and have established an im- 
mediate foal of $7,000,000 to be added to 
endowment by June 30. 1957. 

The Trustees of this Trust have reviewed 
the recent studies of .Chatham College and 
the development program which you have 
proposed for the consideration of this Trust. 
I am pleaced to inform you that they have 
appropriated the sum of $'3,500,000 for en- 
dowment purposes at Chatham College, to be 
paid only to the extent that like funds are 
paid or pledged to the College for similar 
purposes by others through June 30, 1957. 
Payments will be made in units of $100,000 
upon certification by the proper officers of 
the College that similar contributions have 
been paid or pledged by other donors dur- 
ing this period. 

By this means, the Trustees recognize the 
significance of the important educational 
road you have chosen to travel and wish you 
well on your journey. 

Sincerely yours, 
(A. W. Schmidt) 
President 

A. W. Mellon Educational 
and Charitable Trust 



10 



Featuring 



Our 'First" Girl 



Althca Speerhas, now a junior at 
Chatham College, is a girl whose life 
seems destined to be rilled with "firsts." 

She is best known to the Alumnae 
Association as the first recipient of 
the annual Alumnae scholarships. She 
was elected in her freshman year as 
the first president of the Class of '58. 
This semester, Tee became the first 
Chatham College student to attend the 
Washington Semester Project of Amer- 
ican University. As a political science 
major, she is spending the second 
semester of this year in Washington, 
D. C.j where she is studying at the 
American University with other stu- 
dents from colleges and universities 
throughout the United States with the 
same plan. And this March Tee made 
another first. She was elected to the 
highest student office in the college — 
in absentia. Her written platform for 
President of the Student Government 
Association stated that she would 
"direct (her) main energies to the ac- 
complishment of one goal, that goal 
being the adequate effectuation of the 
new constitution and the utilization of 
the opportunities which it affords." 

Below is printed a letter which Tee 
wrote to her classmates as a report of 
her experiences in Washington. 

"I have been trying to evaluate (I 
hate that word but for want of a better 
one I was forced to use it) the program 
for the people who might be consider- 
ing it for next year. I promise, though, 
that they haven't indoctrinated me and 
that what I say won't be propaganda. 

No Apathy In Washington 
"For people who have never spent 
much time in Washington, as I haven't, 
it is a real learning experience just to 
live here and watch the people and their 
actions. It's amazing to talk to the 
people who live and work in or around 
Washington because even the waitresses 
and the taxi-drivers know more about 
what's going on in the government than 
most of the people in Pittsburgh who 
are in positions which would warrant 
their knowledge of what is happening 
in the government. In my opinion it 
is almost impossible to miss noticing 
the difference between the people in 
Washington and those I have seen in 
any other city or part of the country. 
It seems to me that a few days of just 
wandering around the city, sightseeing 
and such, feeling out the atmosphere 
of the city and trying to ascertain what 
it is which distinguishes the people of 
Washington is a great help in being 
able to understand what goes on here 
and why it happens. 




Althea 
Speerhas 

V I P's In Action 
"A few days after I came the idea 
popped into my mind that the distin- 
guishing feature of the people here is 
that everyone, from office boy to im- 
portant executive to Congressman, feels 
that what he is doing is extremely vital ; 
each person seems to be dashing some- 
where to do something terribly im- 
portant. Perhaps you will feel that 
this lengthy analysis is unimportant, 
but I feel, even though I have been 
here such a short time, that getting a 
feeling of the setting is very important 
in going on to larger understandings of 
the work which goes on in the city. 

Library Labyrinth 

"Most of us have found that the legis- 
lators, or at least their assistants, and 
the members of the various agencies 
are very willing to help us in any way 
they can. We have found that people 
are willing to secure for us any infor- 
mation which we need, unless it is 
classified of course, and to steer us to 
sources of information and other people 
who might help us. Most of the people 
we have come in contact with have been 
more than willing to answer practically 
any of our questions. The sources here 
for information, then, are very good; 
however. I would say that if a person 
can find the information he needs any 
place outside the Library of Congress 
it would be wise to do so. The Library 
of Congress has just about any infor- 
mation a person could desire but the 
problem is trying to get to it; it often 
takes two or three hours to get a book 
out of the stacks and then it will prob- 
ably be just about time for the library 
to close or for you to be some place else 
and you find you have never been able 
to use the book anyway. 

Committee Sessions Revealing 

"Going to the actual sessions of Con- 
gress is not, at least for me, as eye- 
opening as going to the committee hear- 
ings. On the floor of either House 
during debate there will only be a 

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handful of legislators and these won't 
really be interested in the debate. Even 
such a seemingly important question as 
the alteration of our tariff policy toward 
sugar from Cuba and Puerto Rico only 
drew about eight Senators to the floor, 
and of these eight only Lehman and 
Fulbright seemed at all concerned 
about the issue. The sessions them- 
selves are interesting but should not 
be considered as a possible source of 
great enlightenment. The best place 
to go to see legislation in process is to 
the committee hearings, most of which 
are open. During this past week alone 
Sinclair Weeks testified before the 
House Ways and Means Committee on 
an appropriations bill which would 
provide 25 billion dollars over a period 
of ten years to complete the interstate 
highway system; Ezra Benson testified 
before the House Agricultural Com- 
mittee on the farm policy in general; 
John Foster Dulles was called before 
the Senate Foreign Relations Commit- 
tee on the shipment of the eighteen 
tanks to Arabia, and so on. All of these 
hearings, and the Investigatory hear- 
ings on the $2500 "contribution" to 
Senator Case, were open. Very few 
of the hearings have been closed so it 
it possible to learn a great deal through 
them. 

Opportunity Unlimited 
"In general I would say that there is 
an almost unlimited amount of informa- 
tion to be found here without much 
trouble ; a person in this case really 
does get as much out of spending the 
semester here as he is willing to put 

Tee Speerhas 



(Continued from page 9) 
Locally, the regional groups have 
each raised money to add to the total 
amount. The sale of Playhouse tickets, 
hand decorated stationary, used cloth- 
ing, and a cake-decorating demonstra- 
tion have been sponsored by the local 
groups. Their contributions, added to 
the proceeds of the February 25th 
benefit, have brought our special schol- 
arship fund to close to $1200.00. 

Yes. the vear has been a rewarding 
one but I am never completely satisfied. 
The increased activity this year is only 
an indication of what is possible with 
greater participation. Therefore, I urge 
you to affiliate with your nearest club 
if vou have not already done so. Con- 
sult the club directory on the inside of 
the front cover and contact the chair- 
man. I can personally guarantee an 
enthusiastic welcome. I think I can 
also guarantee that it will benefit you 
— it will give you a sense of satisfac- 
tion to be an active participant in 
serving your alma mater. 



Chatham Professor 

Scores 

Publishing 

Success 



The letter was dated December 22, 
1955. 

"Thank you very much," it said, "for 
sending me a copy of your book. ... I 
am delighted to have it, and of course 
I shall read the sections dealing with 
the Gettysburg battle with more than 
ordinary interest." The letter was 
signed "Dwight D. Eisenhower." 

Since the publication last June of 
his best-selling non-fiction work, THE 
NORTH REPORTS THE CIVIL 
WAR, Dr. J. Cutler Andrews, Chair- 
man of the History Department at 
Chatham College lias been the recipient 
of numerous letters from interested 
readers, and the book has been uniform- 
ly and widely praised by reviewers in 
newspapers and magazines across the 
country. Published by the University of 
Pittsburgh Press with a subsidv from 
the Buhl Foundation, THE NORTH 
REPORTS THE CIVIL WAR is a 
handsome volume, with a striking book 
jacket featuring headlines from Civil 
War newspapers, with sixteen full-page 
illustrations, and a folding map ingen- 
iously contrived to permit the reader to 
turn the pages of the book as he views 
it. 

While essentially a saga of the in- 
trepid men and women who dared dis- 
comfort and defied death to write the 
daily journal of a terrible Civil War, 
the book also provides a panoramic 
view of a new profession achieving ma- 
turity, sketched against an historically 
accurate time schedule of a civil war. 

Typical reviewer comments: "Schol- 
arly . . . masterful . . . unexcelled" . . . 
Dr. Benjamin P. Thomas, noted Lin- 
coln historian, New York Times. "Au- 
thentic, yet dramatically narrative . . . 
always terse, simple, and clear." Dr. 
Roscoe Ellard, Editor and Publisher. 
"Most complete account yet written . . . 
broad range . . . painstaking research." 
Van Allen Bradley, Chicago Daily 
News. 

Dr. Andrews began his research for 
the book just before the opening of 
World War II and continued working 
on it from time to time while on active 



duty as an intelligence officer in the 
United States Navy in Washington, 
D. C. In gathering material, the news- 
paper files and manuscript collections 
of the Library of Congress proved in- 
dispensable. But Dr. Andrews obtained 
material from many other libraries as 
well, extending from the Huntington 
Library in California to the Essex In- 
stitute of Salem, Massachusetts. 




\ndrews 



Some important "finds" were the 
result of visits to families of Civil War 
reporters. One discovery resulted from 
a trip to the attic of a 17-room house 
in West Chester, Pennsylvania. There, 
carefully preserved by his daughter, 
Ellen P. Cunningham, and yellowed 
with age, were several hundred letters 
and telegrams of the Civil War period 
received by Uriah H. Painter, chief 
Washington correspondent of the Phila- 
delphia Inquirer. Some were written 
by the publisher of the Inquirer, Wil- 
liam W. Harding. Others were ad- 
dressed to Painter by correspondents 
in the field with the northern Armies. 
Quotations from this valuable collection 
are incorporated in Dr. Andrews' book. 

One of the illustrations that appears 
in the book was furnished to Dr. An- 
drews by a Chatham College student, 
Mrs. Albert McBride (Mary Ellen 
Leigh, '51). The picture presents a 
view of the Pittsburgh Dispatch office 
on Fifth Avenue, with which Mrs. 
McBride's family was connected in ' 
May, 1862. Plainly visible in the pic- 
ture are newspaper bulletins headlining 
the latest news from McClellan's army 
in Virginia. 

Dr. Andrews has been a member of 
the Chatham College faculty for nine 
years, coming here in 1947 from the 
Department of History of Carnegie 
Institute of Technology. He is a grad- 
uate of Ohio Wesleyan University, 
Class of 1929, the class immediately 
behind that of Dr. Anderson, Chatham 

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College president. Both his master's 
and doctor's degrees were received at 
Harvard University, where he was a 
student of Professor Arthur M. Schles- 
inger. His doctoral disertation, a his- 
tory of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 
was published in connection with the 
sesqui-centennial anniversary of the 
founding of the paper in 1936. 

During the summer of 1939, Dr. 
Andrews travelled through western 
Europe and the Mediterranean area, 
gathering material for a series of 
articles on the international situation 
for the Post-Gazette. 

With his wife and three children, 
Kenneth 10, Malcolm 7, and Sharon 3, 
Dr. Andrews resides at 286 Sleepy 
Hollow Road in Mr. Lebanon. The 
Andrews are active in the work of the 
Mt. Lebanon Methodist church, and 
last fall Dr. Andrews was a candidate 
for the Mt. Lebanon School Board. 

During the present school year he 
has been visiting Professor of History 
at the University of Pittsburgh on a 
half-time basis. In the summer session, 
he will be visiting Professor at the 
University of Rochester. 

Copies of Dr. Andrews' new book 
are obtainable at the Chatham College 
bookstore, the University of Pittsburgh 
Press, and at all bookstores, for $6.00, 
which is well below the cost of publica- 
tion. 



(Continued from page 4) 
by Roy and Johana Harris, artists in 
residence at Chatham, on March 21. 
Together, they discussed and illustrated 
"Twentieth Century Styles in Music." 

In order to establish comparisons, 
they first analyzed music which has 
remained more or less constant in 
Western Civilization for at least 
twenty-five generations. 

Stressing the fact that music is an 
emotional language, the Harrises il- 
lustrated that the current styles of 
music are generated from the tensions 
of the historical periods which produced 
them. They also felt that these tensions 
are expressed .in various nationalistic 
mannerisms which determine the nature 
of music itself. 

The two famed musicians demon- 
strated that through cultivation, music 
may become an intercentury language 
after it has been created. They added, 
however, that up to the present time 
its creation has been nationalistic and 
current in its expression of given social 
conditions of a given place in a given 
period of time. Music, concluded the 
Harrises, is actually a historical record 
of the emotional qualities and inten- 
sities as well as the intellectual acumen 
of any society. 



THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE PRESENTS 




Jane H. Nims 



Janet M. Newton 



Martha G. Luthringer 



Amy L. McBride 



JANE HARMEIER NIMS — 1935 

Her devotion to her alma mater, her enthusiasm and 
sound judgement, and duties well-performed in the past 
have all been considered by the nominating committee in 
choosing Jane Harmeier Nims as the nominee for president 
of the Chatham Alumnae Association. Jane was recording- 
secretary of the association from 1947 to 1949. She has 
been an active member of the Point Breeze regional group 
having served as its president. During the past year she 
has been chairman for the first "Ideas in Transition" 
series. The success of this new venture in adult education 
has been largely due to Jane's direction and her firm belief 
in the ultimate goals of the project. 

Jane's other interests include the Pittsburgh College 
Club where she is a member of the Social committee and the 
Community Services committee; the Junior Committee of the 
West Penn Hospital; and membership in Chapter B of PEO 
of which she is a past president. She is a member of the 
Shadyside Presbyterian Church and is currently serving as 
first vice-president of the Women's Association. 

Jane's husband is David A. Nims, an engineer with the 
Bell Telephone Company. They have one daughter, eight- 
year old Martha Jane. 



JANET MURRAY NEWTON - - 1942 

For its nominee for first vice-president of the Chatham 
Alumnae Association the nominating committee presents the 
name of Janet Murray Newton. Janet has served on the 
Executive Board before in the office of second vice-president. 
In this capacity she worked with the Pittsburgh regional 
groups, assisting them in organizational and program work. 
Through her efforts in this area the clubs became more 
active in their service to the college and to the association. 
Formerly a member and past president of the Point Breeze 
group she moved several years ago to Forest Hills and 
became an active member of the East Boroughs group. 
During the current year she has served very successfully 
as its Ways and Means chairman. 

Janet has been a member of the Board of the Forest 
Hills Junior Woman's Club in several capacities including 
the office of recording secretary, chairman of a Ways and 
Means project, house chairman and editor of the club bul- 
letin. At Shadyside Presbyterian Church Janet has been 
a member of the teaching stall in the children's division for 
thirteen years. 

Her husband, Robert Newton, is a project engineer at 
the Westinghouse Atomic Plant at Cheswich. Their three 
daugters are Barbara, nine-and-a-half, Betsy, seven, and 
Anne, two. 



MARTHA GLANDON LUTHRINGER -- 1924 

The Board of Trustees of Chatham College, in a pro- 
gram of numerical and geographical expansion, has increased 
the total number of alumnae representatives on the Board 
to three. One will be elected each year untill there are three 
and each will serve a term of three years. The number will 
be kept at three by the election of one each year thereafter. 

The nominee for the second alumnae trustee is Martha 
Glandon Luthringer of Springfield, Illinois. Although she 
has lived away from Pittsburgh and has not been able to 
take part in local alumnae activities Martha has shown 
her devotion to the college in other ways. Her daughter, 
Eleanor Luthringer Mattson is a graduate of Chatham, class 
of 1949, with a Master of Science degree from the University 
of Illinois. 

Martha's local activities in Springfield show a variety 
of interests. She works with the Women's Auxiliary of St. 
Paul's Episcopal Cathedral having served on the Board for 
a number of years. At present she is a member of the Board 
of the Carrie Post Home for elderly women; a member of 
a group which aids in the support of the Mariana Club 
Home for girls in their teens who are temporarily without 
a home; and a member of Chapter BF of PEO of which 
she is vice-president. 

Marshall Luthringer, Martha's husband, is president of 
the Central Illinois Public Service Company. In addition 
to their daughter Eleanor, they have one son, George, a 
student at MIT in Boston. 



AMY L. McBRIDE — 1939 

Who better than a bank officer to be the nominee for 
treasurer of the Alumnae Association ! A history and educa- 
tion major at Chatham, Amy McBride began her banking 
career as a page at Peoples First National Bank and Trust 
Company in Pittsburgh the year following her graduation. 
From this humble beginning she has risen to the position 
of Assistant Secretary in the Customer Relations Division 
of the same bank. Added to this Amy has the distinction 
of being the first woman officer in the history of the company 
and one of the first women bank officers in the city of 
Pittsburgh. Amy continues her banking interests after hours 
by serving as President of the Western Pennsylvania Group 
of the National Association of Bank Women. 

Two years service on the Alumnae Fund committee has 
made Amy familiar with the "asking" side of alumnae finan- 
cial affairs. The step to the "bookkeeping" side should be 
easy. Her other activities include the Pittsburgh College 
Club, where she is active on the Evening Committee, and 
the Sixth United Presbyterian Church. At the church she 
is a teacher in the Primary Department and treasurer of 
the Missionarv Societv. 



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Panel Provides Program 
for Thirty-second Council 

On Saturday, March 2i, 1956, in 
Coolidge Assembly Hall, the thirty- 
second Council of the Chatham Alum- 
nae Association was called to order by 
the president, Grace Davis Mechling. 
Martha Dunbar Say offered the invo- 
cation. 

Following the reading of the minutes 
of the 1955 Council and the presenta- 
tion of the treasurer's report Mrs. 
Mechling presented Betty Slocum Hal- 
deman as moderator of a panel to dis- 
cuss the past, present and future of 
various areas of alumnae activity. Lil- 
lian Hunter Stoecklein, second vice- 
president of the association, spoke about 
the local and out-of-town clubs, ex- 
plaining what their work means to the 
association and to the college and stress- 
ing the need for greater participation 
in club activities. 

Mrs. Haldeman then introduced Mrs. 
Vicky Corey, Director of Public Rela- 
tions for the college. Mrs. Corey spoke 
about the role of the alumnae in public 
relations citing such examples as the 
lecture series, the benefit bridge and 
the work of the clubs in the various 
areas. She emphasized, also, the re- 
sponsibility of the individual alumna 
to make her college known wherever she 
might be. 

Louise Loeffler Wilson, assistant to 
Mrs. Corey in Public Relations, is a 
member of the Alumnae Recorder edi- 
torial staff. On the panel she spoke in 
the latter capacity. Using copies of 
many past issues of the Recorder as il- 
lustrations, she pointed out the great 
variety in size and format and indicat- 
ed the need for uniformity in size, cov- 
er and content. All of these things are 
being considered for the issue to be 
published in May. Mrs. Wilson showed 
the artist's drawing for the new cover 
design. 

The final speaker on the panel was 
Ruth Hunter Swissbelm, the executive 
secretary. The Alumnae Fund report, 
with which she opened her talk about 
the Fund, gave a comparison between 
the status of the Fund at Council time 
in 1955 and the same date this year. 
The report showed a definite gain in 
both amount and number of contribu- 
tors over last year. The remainder of 
Mrs. Swisshelm's talk consisted of a 
detailed report on a proposed program 
for increasing the participation in the 
annual giving of our alumnae member- 
ship. The proposed program, that of 
a college underwritten budget for the 
Alumnae Association, was made' at the 
February Executive Board meeting by 



CLASS 

NEWS 



3n jflemorium 

Edna Balsinger '17 

(Mrs. J. H. Kroh) 

October 6, 1955 
Nettie Jamison '75 

(Mrs. William H. Vincent) 

November 22, 1955 
Sara Hamil '92 

(Mrs. R. Maurice Trimble) 

December, 1955 
Helen Robb Wilson x'00 

(Mrs. C. M. Murray) 

1955 
Katherine B. MacKenzie '17 

February, 1956 
Jeanne Roberts D. H. '03 

(Mrs. John Jones Martin) 

February, 1956 



SIXTY YEARS AGO 

(From the June 1896 RECORDER) 
IMPROVEMENTS — A handsome 
wagonette, showing ownership by the 
"PCW" in purple and white, met the 
students at the College gate. "Ed.", 
proud as a king, held the reins of the 
two bay horses. 



CLASS OF 1903 
Secretary: Mary Willson Coleman 
(Mrs. John) 
733 Hindale Ave. 
Drexel Hill, Pa. 
NEW ADDRESSES: 

Eleanor Fitzgibbon St. George 

(Mrs. Charles) 
Pierce Nursing Home, Enfield, N. H. 
Sarah Pfeil Ba\er (Mrs. E. Brown) 
5646 Darlington Road, Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 

Mr. William Littell, Director of the 
college Development Program, as a re- 
sult of a study of alumnae fund raising 
methods and results. It was presented 
to Council for consideration and discus- 
sion with no action requested. How- 
ever, following considerable discussion, 
the proposal was considered worthy of 
further study and a motion was made 
that a committee be appointed by the 
president for this purpose. The com- 
mittee will make a complete report at 
the June meeting with final action to be 
taken at the Fall meeting. 

Following adjournment of the busi- 
ness session the Council members were 
guests of the college for luncheon. Dr. 
and Mrs. Anderson were present and 
Dr. Anderson spoke briefly to the 
guests. 

In the afternoon a cast from the 
Opera Workshop presented Puccini's 
short opera "Sister Angelica," provid- 
ing a very delightful experience for 
the audience. Members of the cast 
joined the Council delegates for coffee 
in the Chapel Lounge following the 
performance. 

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GENERAL NEWS: 

Four of the six surviving members of. our 
class — Sarah Pfeil Ba\er, Anna Myra Petty 
Irun'n, Anna Hunter, and Harriet Duff Phillips 
— attended the Alumnae meeting last fall. As 
Anna Myra observed, "pretty good record for 
the golden anniversary plus two." 

Anna Myra spent six weeks with her 
daughter Kitty (Mrs. Robert T. Barnum, '39) 
and her family in Denver last summer. Her 
granddaughter Mary Jo Irwin, who graduated 
from Chatham in June, was married to Richard 
Kelly on the last day of the old year. Anna 
Myra has five other grandchildren. 

Harriet writes: "The year 1955 has been 
full of interesting responsibilities. As execu- 
tive vice-president of Winchester-Thurston 
Board of Trustees, I keep closely in touch with 
school policies and activities ... I have learned 
that running a girls' preparatory school for 
college is big business. Helping even in a small 
way is a remunerating experience to learn 
more of the educational problems of today. 

A dream of forty years has become a reality. 
On February 1st the Brashear Association 
dedicated a fine new building for community 
service on the South Side. Since 1916, when 
I first conceived the idea of a living memorial 
to the late Dr. John Alfred Brashear, I have 
hoped for such a building as we now have. It 
will be a beacon light in a blighted area of our 
city to help boys and girls know the ideals of 
the American way of life. 

"Serving on the Allegheny County Juvenile 
Court Board, presiding each Thursday at the 
First Presbyterian Church Club for Women, 
helping in civic projects and trying to share 
in the activities of thirteen grandchildren make 
a rather full schedule for one far beyond the 
prescribed retirement age." 



FIFTY FIVE YEARS AGO 

(From the June 1902 RECORDER) 

The year 1901-1902 at the College 
has been "A good one to live in, a poor 
one to write about." We have had 
nothing extraordinary to insert in our 
annals. We have suffered no calam- 
ity of severe illness or fire or serious 
misconduct; and no one has given us 
a million dollars. 



Secretary : Harriet B. Kerr 
5822 Solway St. 
Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 

The Class of 1905, on its fiftieth anniver- 
sary, presented to the college a beautiful replica 
in silver of Paul Revere's famous Punch Bowl. 
The original bowl is the most noted of the 
Revere silver. It was fashioned by Paul Revere 
to commemorate the refusal of the House of 
Representatives of the Massachusetts Bay Col- 
ony to rescind an anti-British protest it had 
made to the other colonies in the ever growing 
struggle for liberty. The original bears an in- 
scription to this effect on one side and the 
names of the members around the edge. The 
reproduction, made for the Class of 1905, was 
chosen because of its illustrious ancestry. 

Harriet Kerr and Florence Van Wagoner 
Shaw attended the reunion and commence- 
ment week-end activities. A telegram of anni- 
versary greetings came from Elizabeth Pew 
Bell in California. 



FIFTY YEARS AGO 

(From the June 1906 RECORDER) 

The RECORDER is proud to ap- 
pear in print this year for the mes- 
sage it brings to its readers: the story 
of work well done, of a purpose ac- 
complished and a longed-for goal in 
sight. Much has occurred since the 
last publication; the fate of the col- 
lege has hung in the balance, wav- 
ered, and at last settled down triumph- 
ant. Our Alma Mater is preserved 
for us, is here and here to stay, found- 
ed on that most necessary foundation, 
a firm financial basis, made so by 
loving friends and faithful alumnae. 



CLASS OF 1907 
Secretary: Bessie Johnson McGinnity 
(Mrs. J. Horace) 
5759 Howe St. 
Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 

Ellen B. McKee started early in January for 
her winter sojourn in Florida, driving down 
and taking a cousin with her. She stays in 
Bradenton but manages to see much of the 
state while she is there. 

Clara Njebaum Brown says they decided to 
spend the winter at home in Wolcott, N. Y., 
enjoying the great winter beauty of the North 
Country. 

Grace Stevenson McKibben remains in 
Ventnor but plans a summer in Chautauqua. 

Mary C. McKee will leave in the early 
spring with her sister and brother-in-law for 
a trip to Cairo, Egypt, for a visit with a niece 
and nephew in the diplomatic service there. 
Then they will have a three months tour of 
Europe before coming home. 

Bessie Johnson McGinnity and her husband 
plan a months trip to Whittier, California, in 
April. 



FORTY-FIVE YEARS AGO 

(From the June 1911 RECORDER) 
Sunshine helped to make the May 
Day celebration one of the most de- 
lightful events in the history of the 
College. The pageantry which wound 
its way from the entrance down 
through Woodland Road to the amphi- 
theater was svmbolic of spring. Beau- 
tiful songs and dances of daffodils, 
forget-me-nots, roses and butterflies 
opened the program. . . . One of the 
features was a Roman May festival 
consisting of a series of tableaux with 
a background of great Roman pillars. 



CLASS OF 1913 
Secretary : Sylvia Wayne Gotham 
(Mrs. Hugo W). 
2489 Overlook Rd. 
Cleveland Heights 6, Ohio 

NEW ADDRESSES: 
Helen Blair Baumann 
498 Dorseyville Road 
Pittsburgh 38, Pa. 

Elizabeth Donehoo Stoltz (Mrs. Glenn E.) 
Route 1, Bradford, Ohio 

"The time has come the'Walrus said, 
To write of many things, 
Of husbands, home, and journeys far, 
And Grandchildren, who are kings." 



Speaking of grandchildren Christine Came- 
ron Bryan thinks she must top the class in 
numbers, having seven. Tine writes that Har- 
vey and she are still living in the country and 
are most happy there. They are midway be- 
tween two of their children so see their grand- 
children quite often. Their youngest son lives 
in Detroit. Harvey and Tine have had scrre 
interesting trips both here and abroad and 
were leaving for F'onda in January. 

I am happy to report that Florence Keys 
Sisler seems to be pretty well on the road to 
recovery after a very painful fall last Septem- 
ber and a month in the hospital. She will have 
to wear a steel brace until March 1. She was 
well enough to spend Thanksgiving and Christ- 
mas in Cincinnati with her daughter Lucy Ann 
and her husband and two little girls. Her son, 
John, is still a student at West Virginia Uni- 
versity. Florence appreciated all the messages 
you "girls" sent her while she was "laid up". 

It made one feel so good to hear from Grace 
Wilson. Her letter sounded so cheerful and 
happy. Grace retired Sept. 1954, and seems to 
be enjoying her leisure although one should 
take that with a grain of salt as she writes she 
is doing volunteer work for the YWCA and 
also at Colony Settlement House. She finds it 
very refreshing to get the volunteer viewpoint 
after so many years as a professional. Belle's 
two girls are living near her so she sees them 
quite often. 

Helen Blair Bauviann has taken a furnished 
apartment at 5700 Ellsworth Ave. for the win- 
ter in order to be near her sister Nancy who is 
still in Highland Nursing Home. Helen writes 
that her time is fully occupied with these duties 
but knowing Helen I am sure she finds time to 
accomplish a great many other things. 

Being busy always makes for contentment 
and that is what Laila Clar\ Ament's letter 
conveyed. Doing quite a bit of church work, 
serving as treasurer of one group and chair- 
man of another and spending part of every 
Thursday at the Presbyterian Hospital gift 
shop leaves little idle time. Laila's aunt, now 
92 years young, lives with her. Laila also en- 
joyed having her twelve year old granddaugh- 
ter with her last summer. 

Emma Geiselhart Osterloh is still enjoying 
some interesting trips with her family. Last 
summer she accompanied her son and family 
on a six week vacation which included a visit 
to the battlefield at Gettysburg and witnessing 
the launching of the second atomic powered 
submarine, the "Sea Wolf". They toured New 
England and Canada and returned to Pitts- 
burgh via Niagara Falls. Emma is seriously 
thinking of going to California perhaps for an 
indefinite stay. Her son Charles is practicing 
medicine in Pittsburgh; Betty is a home maker 
and part time concert singer in Mystic, Conn.; 
and Bob is still in the movies and TV on the 
West Coast. 

Louise Fletcher is still enjoying living in 
Florida for the winter where she is very active 
in the AAUW. In the summer back she goes 
to New York state. She visited with Betty 
McCague at Chautauqua last summer and they 
both were guests of Prof. Putnam and his wife 
at lunch. 

Speaking of Bettv McCague, I had a lovely 
letter from her. She has been very well this 
year and still loves teaching at Penn Hall. She 
has been there thirty years and could retire 
but hopes she will not have to for a long time 
to come. Betty hears from Mrs. Kelso (Florence 
Root) who lives in La Jolla and also from 
Claire's sisters in Los Angeles. 

Your secretary had a real thrill over New 
Year's weekend. Being at Potawatomi Inn near 

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Angola, Ind., Dr. and Helen Craig Culley were 
gracious enough to drive over from Lake 
Wawasee to visit with her. Helen looked as 
young as ever except for a few gray hairs and 
she is still her sweet, attractive self. Helen's 
most exciting news was the birth of her first 
grandchild, Craig David Butcher in St. Paul, 
Minn., last March. Dr. Culley looked fine 
after just recovering from an automobile acci- 
dent. Helen and Dr. Culley spent the month 
of January in Puerto Rico, the Dominican 
Republic and Cuba, with a week in Miami on 
their way home. 

Another of our travelers is Lucille Atkinson 
Ba\er. Bake was asked to go to Japan to man- 
age the U. S. Exhibit of the International 
Trade Fair. After that fair was over they were 
asked to set up the exhibit in Djakarta, Indo- 
nesia, and were there during the entire fair. 
Lucille reports that Indonesia is a rarely beau- 
tiful part of the world and the Indonesians a 
charming and delightful people. She was able 
to see quite a lot of three islands: Java, Suma- 
tra, and Bali. 

Faye At\\nson McCune has not been well 
this year and at present is spending the winter 
at Daytona Beach in the hope that the mild 
climate will benefit her health. 

I had a lovely newsy letter from Elizabeth 
Donehoo Stoltz, '09-TO. Glenn has retired 
and they are building a ranch type house on 
the corner of a farm that has been in Glenn's 
family since President Madison's time. It is on 
U. S. Route 36 just east of the village of 
Gettysburg, Ohio, which was originally settled 
by people from Gettysburg, Pa., and the first 
house in the district was the one on their farm. 
They have four children, one boy and three 
girls. The boy, an electrical engineer like his 
father, lives in Pittsburgh, is married and has 
two children. The three daughters are married 
and each have two children and all live in 
California. Elizabeth says there never seem to 
be enough hours in the day for all she likes to 
do — church and club activities, gardening, and 
spoiling her grandchildren. Before retirement 
Glenn was sent abroad and they lived there 
for three and a half years — it was a very in- 
teresting experience. Thank you, Elizabeth, we 
would be delighted to drop in if we ever drive 
down your way. 

The highlights of our year was a trip via air 
to Los Angeles with side trips to Mexico, San 
Francisco, and Las Vegas on our way home. The 
beauty of the Grand Canyon, Painted Desert, 
and mountains is almost indescribable. It was 
fun hearing from so many of the "girls" and 
my only regret is that it was not a lOOTi re- 
sponse. Let us hope it will be next year. 



FORTY YEARS AGO 
(From the June 1916 RECORDER) 
A very important step in advance 
has been taken by the Board of Trus- 
tees in its action authorizing the dis- 
continuation of Dilworth Hall at the 
close of this academic year. It has 
been patent for some time that the 
need of a preparatory department as 
a feeder for the College was no longer 
insistent. The High Schools of Pitts- 
burgh and vicinity have now reached 
such a status both in respect to num- 
bers and efficient preparation as to 
obviate conditions that formerly ex- 
isted. 



CLASS OF 1917 

Secretary : Ruth Gokey Walters 
(Mrs. Roy W.) 
764 Potomac Avenue 
Buffalo 9, N. Y. 

BIRTHS: 

A son, Stephen Mark, to Rev. and Mrs. 
Laird Kroh (Edna Balsinger's son), January, 
1955, in Beersheba, Israel. 

A son, Scott Marvin, to Bud and Bev Wal- 
ters, March, 1955. 

DEATHS: 

Edna Balsinger Kroh. Oct. 6, 1955, after a 
lingering illness. Edna's oldest son, Dean, is 
a medical missionary in the Belgian Congo. 
Laird is a missionary in Israel. There are six 
grandchildren. Edna's husband wrote a lovely 
tribute to Edna, in answer to a request for 
news. 

Kate MacKenzie, after being hospitalized 
for several months last year, with asthma and 
complications. She passed away in October, 
in Erie, Pennsylvania. 

NEW ADDRESS: 

Estelle Shepard White (Mrs. Egbert) 
"Merry Acres" R. R. 1 
New Milford, Conecticut 

GENERAL NEWS: 

A greeting from Miss White, our honorary 
member from Shepardstown, Penna.: "It is a 
pleasure to be able to greet once again, the 
members of class '17. Let me emphasize that 
this means all of you, not only those whom I 
see or hear from occasionally, but also those 
of whom I hear indirectly. I'm glad to have 
known every one of you, and proud of the 
record of good citizenship which you have 
made. I know, too, that no matter what name 
your college carries, you will continue to be 
loyal Alumnae, and to help keep its reputation 
high and its influence fine. More power to 
you!" 

Betty McClelland Crawford is "busy all the 
time." (She should be, writing papers for Col- 
loquium Club!!!) 

Dorothea Eggers writes that she is "still 
single and working." She is Secretary to the 
President Judge of Allegheny County Court. 
She and her sister, Elizabeth, are devoting 
themselves to caring for their ninety year old 
mother who is entirely helpless. They still live 
in their old home on Termon Avenue. 

Jane Errett issues us an invitation to visit 
at the "Aunt Hill" and says there is lots of 
room for class visitors. She is librarian in the 
Public Library at West Chester twenty miles 
from her home still plays the church organ 
and "trips" to New York, Philadelphia or the 
Delaware Seashore, occasionally. 

Dorothy Stoehener Marvel! with Helen 
Steele Truxal, '16, went to Europe last sum- 
mer for two months, on a Brownell Tour. 
There were twenty or more in the party. They 
visited eleven countries and "loved every min- 
ute of it." 

Helen Pardee Njchol says she has nothing 
to report but stays home and cares for her 
mother who is in her 97th year. 

Martha Crandall 7>[oyes and Charles drove 
South last fall to see relatives in Louisville and 
Nashville, and Martha, who teaches music in 
the Birmingham, Alabama, Schools (young 
Martha plays a second chair cello in the Sym- 
phony Orchestra there); then a weekend in 
Philadelphia to see Jim, who, after a four-year 
bout with the Navy is resuming his studies 
at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Pauli?ie McCaiw Patterson, Music Special, 
xT7. Eleanor Ruth, (Pauline's daughter) was 
married to Ned Blackmer in October, in New 
Philadelphia, Ohio. Louise Frazier Byrum with 



husband Don, and Ruth and Roy Walters 
attended. 

Martha Dunbar Say "baby sat" last summer 
while her daughter Cynthianne and husband, 
Rev. Noel Calhoun, went to the Holy Land 
and eight other countries. Rev. Say's new 
sanctuary in East McKeesport, Pa. was dedi- 
cated September 25th. 

Louise Reinec\e Thome. Of her four chil- 
dren, Louise has only Carol and her family of 
2 boys near enough (Fox Chapel) for her to 
"baby sit." Phoebe Anne and Bill are in Val- 
ley Forge, Pa., where Bill is minister of the 
Port Kennedy Presbyterian Church. They 
have a girl and a boy. Jack and Bobbie have 
a beautiful new home in Encino, California. 
They have two children. Jack is with the Litton 
Co., an electronics firm. "Manny" and hus- 
band are in the Army in Heidelburg, Germany. 
Louise is going to leave her beloved family and 
"Stable home" the day school closes and sail 
to Europe with six friends. They will visit 
twelve countries and return the day school 
opens in the fall. Bon Voyage, Louise! 

Ruth Go\ey Walters spent most of '55 in 
Jamestown and at the lake, caring for her 
older sister, who passed away in October. She 
and Roy spent Thanksgiving in New Castle, 
Pa., with Roy, Jr. and family; Christmas in 
Closter, New Jersey, with Harriet, her hus- 
band and Betsy, and New Year's in Warren, 
Pa. at the home of Bud and family. 

Estelle Shepard White's "activities center 
around country living, indoors and out," at 
"Merry Acres," where she and Egbert have 
occupied their newly built home for fifteen 
months. They are looking forward to a reunion 
there, next summer, with their three children 
and six grandchildren. John is still working at 
Moffett Field, Palo Alto, California and has 
three small boys. Betty also has three children. 
"Bert works in New York City on 'Business 
International', which publishes a weekly re- 
port on world business conditions. On week- 
ends he works on the many things to be done 
around a place in the country." 

REMEMBER, Our 40th Reunion will be 
in 1957!!! 



THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO 

(From the June 1921 RECORDER) 

Dr. Acheson, President of the Col- 
lege, addressed the Association on 
"the future of the College, its enlarge- 
ment and a possible uniting with 
Beaver College." This combined in- 
stitution would be incorporated as an 
evangelistic Christian college, its 
scope would be unlimited as no other 
institution of its kind existing in this 
section. 



CLASS OF 1921 
Secretary: Margaret Gilfillan 

1950 Washington Road 
Pittsburgh 34, Pa. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Edith Pew— Apt. 5, 3270 Dell Avenue 

Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

Helen Treloar McGarrity 

310 E. 9th Avenue, Homestead, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

The class extends sympathy to Florence Fast 
Mclntyre and Mary Reed Reeves, whose 
fathers died during the winter, and to Edith 
Pew who lost her mother. 

Helen Treloar McGarrity has come back to 
Pennsylvania after many years in Florida, and 
is in the Social Service Department at May- 
view State Hospital. 

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Elizabeth Murphy Walter, Frances Frederic\ 
Thompson and Florence Fast Mcintyre make 
their first appearance on the roll of Class 
Grandmothers. Christine Walsh West has two 
new grandchildren. 

Mary Reed Reeves and her husband were 
about to leave for a month in Mexico when 
she returned her card. Marcella Collier Des 
Jardins was in Europe last fall with her hus- 
band and visited their son, Lieut. John, who is 
serving in the Air Force in Frankfort; his 
twin, Lieut. Jerry, soon finishes his time in the 
Signal Corps and has one more year in law 
school; the oldest son is in research work at 
Bendix Aviation, Kansas City, Mo. 

Miriam Crouse was one of a small group 
sent to New York and Philadelphia last year 
to study teaching methods there and now has 
a class of special students in creative writing. 
Howard Thompson, Frances' son, is in his first 
year at Pitt and a member of the band. 

Lois Farr Hamilton expected to go to Europe 
in March with her husband. She greatly en- 
joys four little grandsons. 

Marguerite Sullivan, Caroline Sumpter Sul- 
livan's daughter, was married in October to 
John W. Hannon, Jr. Christine, daughter of 
Gladys Sullivan Peters, is assistant to the Dean 
of Admissions at the College and has been 
travelling extensively in that connection. She 
has kindly consented to arrange a tour of the 
campus for us after the Alumnae Day Lunch- 
eon, June 2nd. With only a little finger count- 
ing, you can easily see that this is a Reunion 
Year for us, so do plan to come. 

CLASS OF 1923 
Secretary: Jean B. Bumgarner 

Carlisle & Maryland Avenue 
Tarentum, Pennsylvania 

The annual City Club luncheon meeting 
was held February the eighteenth. Only Martha 
Leslie Stewart, Marian Moffett Barnes, and 
your class secretary attended. Please girls, if 
you are interested in joining us, let me know. 
I sent out eleven notices but so many were 
ill and unable to come. 

BIRTHS: 

Justine Kress Kreps a grandson, Jeffrey 
Lee Heckman, born April 26, 1955, and twin 
grandsons, Robert Stanley Kreps and David 
Hugh Kreps, September 8, 1955. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

Helen Kulcher Petty sent a grand newsy 
letter about her three daughters. Janet (Mrs. 
Glenn Gray, Chatham College '47 has three 
children, and lives in Woodstock, New York. 
Mary Lou (Mrs. C. E. Budd, Wooster College 
'51) has one daughter. Her house is in Lub- 
boch, Texas, where her husband is stationed 
in the Air Force'. Martha, a freshman at Ash- 
land College, won a five hundred dollar schol- 
arship in writing a prize winning essay. Helen, 
herself, is a full time teacher of history, Eng- 
lish, and speech. She also is librarian at her 
school and is taking extra work in that field. 
Until Helen went into teaching, she was presi- 
dent of the Woman's Club for sixteen years, 
also actively engaged in Presbyterian Woman's 
work. This spring Helen is taking twenty-five 
seniors on a trip to Washington, D. C, New 
York, and Atlantic City. 

Martha McKibbin Tatnail writes that a col- 
lie dog has been added to their household. 
Martha is still thrilled with country living at 
Cherry Hill, Chadd's Ford, Pennsylvania. Her 
newsy letter about their life on her five acres 
made me wish I could stop in to say hello, 
and see her one floor home. Dogwood and 
early buds are showing at Chadd's Ford. 



I called Alice Foster Bergstrom to meet me 
for lunch Christmas week when I was in New 
York. Alice looks fine. We had a long chat 
that afternoon at my hotel. 

Marian Mojfett Barnes and her husband 
spent September and October abroad. They 
had a glorious trip. Marian promises to show 
us her colored slides taken on the trip very 
soon. 

Marjorie Garner Schmehz writes that she 
attended the'Dormont-Mt. Lebonan Regional 
Alumnae meeting a few weeks ago. She re- 
grets to add that few of her old friends were 
there. 

Marjorie Patterson Kaiser is one of the 
busiest people I know. She is concert mistress 
of the University Orchestra, directs a youth 
orchestra, plays in a professional string quar' 
tette, and teaches violin. Besides the musical 
interests, Margaret is studying creative writing. 
Last summer the Kaisers motored through 
Quebec and New Brunswick. At Christmas 
vacation they had an exciting three days in 
New York. Billy, age sixteen, has his drivers 
license. Marjorie says she tries to do her worry- 
ing silently. Besides Mr. Kaiser's University 
duties, he is also a Federal Arbitrator. 

DEATHS: 

Hellen Sapper Rider lost her mother on 
February 10. 

Dorthy McCormic\ Means mother passed 
away February 12. 

We extend our sincere sympathy to both 
of these classmates. 

CLASS OF 1925 
Secretary: Elizabeth Stevenson 

McQuiston (Mrs. W. Bryce) 
1202 Denniston Ave. 
Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 
DEATHS: 

We regret to report the following deaths: 
Dr Earl W. Wright, husband of Mary 
Archibald Wright, in November, 1954. James 
E. Hale, husband of Harriett McCaw Hale, in 
February, 1954. The father of Margaret 
Herron in the fall of 1954. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Marian Fran\ Patterson (Mrs. A. G.) 

22475 Westchester Road 

Shaker Heights 22, Ohio 

Dorothy Kelty Wilkinson (Mrs. Frank) 

528 DeAnza St. 

Corona Del Mar, California 

Virginia Jordan Peters (Mrs. E. Russell) 

571 Briarchff Rd., Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

Dorothy Waters Smith (Mrs. Richard W.) 

5 Martins Lane, Pittsburgh 34, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

The following ten members of our class re- 
turned to the campus for our 30th reunion 
last June: Helen Ahlers Patton, Lois Brown 
Nabors, Louise Bumgamer, Sally Chisholm 
Springer, Martha Caniear Garretson, Helen 
Go\ey Denigan, Louise Graham Brown, Mary 
Knox, Frances Rolfe, and Bee Stevenson 
McQuiston. Here are some of the news items 
gleaned from them and from letters received 
during the year: 

Two class daughters are enrolled in this 
year's freshman class: Virginia Nabors, daugh- 
ter of Lois Brown Ts[abors, and Sallie 
McQuiston, daughter of your secretary. Lois's 
son, David, is a junior at Lehigh. Betty Archi- 
bald Andruss' son, a graduate of Yale, is now 
employed in Minneapolis with the Armstrong 
Cork Co. i 

For the past year or two Miriam Buchanan 
Canjield has been assisting Ruth Baxter Hill, 
'24, with flower arrangements at the Presby- 
terian Home for the Aged in Oakmont. 



Sally Lou, daughter of Sally Chisholm 
Springer, is a junior at Denison University. 

Katherine Dashiell Roberts attended the fall 
meeting of the Alumnae Association. She has 
two daughters at Baldwin Wallace College and 
her son, who has completed his army service, 
is a student at the University of Arizona 
School of Engineering. He and his wife had 
a baby son last June. 

Marian Fran\ Patterson will soon be leaving 
Cleveland for Detroit where her husband has 
recently assumed his new duties as president 
of the Square D Company. 

Helen Go\ey Denigan reports the birth of 
her daughter Ann's third child last summer. 

Louise Graham Brown has two marriages to 
renort: Her son, Graham, was married last 
September to Ann Blodgett of Cooperstown, 
N. Y., and two weeks later, her daughter, 
Barbara, was married to Lt. William L. Plumb 
of Malone, N. Y. Barbara graduated from 
Cornell last June and is now in San Diego, 
California, where her husband is stationed with 
the Navy. 

Margaret Herron enjoys her teaching at 
Sayville, N. Y. For next summer she is plan- 
ning her third trip to Europe within the past 
six years. 

Jean MacCoIl Horton reports that she sees 
Marie Kahrl Jones occasionally. Jean's son, 
Stuart, is in the service and Rick is in college. 

Harriett McCaw Hale attended a confer- 
ence of college representatives on the campus 
last fall. She and Miriam McGormley Gordon 
get togther once in a while. Mariam is kept 
busy with her job and family. She has five 
grandchildren and her youngest son, David, 
was due to receive his Master's Degree in 
Geology last December. 

Mary Shane Muir's son, Jim, is assistant 
minister at a church in East Orange, N. J. 
He and his wife had a baby daughter last 
spring. Mary's younger son, John, is a senior 
at Wooster College. 

Dorothy Waters Smith is very busy this 
year as chairman of the Brookside Garden 
Club. 



THIRTY YEARS AGO 

(From the June 1926 RECORDER) 

We have added two new bathrooms 
in Berry Hall, when it seemed impos- 
sible to find a place for them. With 
the aid of our seven new wash bowls 
and three new tubs, we expect to be 
able to arrive at the Annual Prom 
more nearly on time after this. 



CLASS OF 1927 
Secretaries: Catharine McRoberts Shatto 
(Mrs. R. D.) 

Box 301 East Hardies Road 
R. D. 5, Gibsonia, Pa. 
Mary Harner Britton 
(Mrs. A. G.) 
R. D. 4, Box 315, Irwin, Pa. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Eleanor Bool Thomas (Mrs. J. Currie) 

5510 Beverly Place, Pittsburgh 6, Pa. 

Isabel Watson Druschel (Mrs. R. H.) 

R. D. 7, Mt. Jackson, New Castle, Pa. 

Dulcina Marshall Walter (Mrs. W. P.) 

3720 Heather Downs Blvd., Toledo 14, O. 

Catharine McRoberts Shatto (Mrs. R. D.) 

Box 301 East Hardies Road 

R. D. 5, Gibsonia, Pa. 

Harriet Evans 

205 Morningside Drive, N. E. 

Albuquerque, N. M. 

Elizabeth Hewitt Holland (Mrs. Ralph L.) 

10 Novasota Road, Worcester 2, Mass. 

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Elma Corpening Bingaman 

(Mrs. Joseph H.) 

45 W. Schreyer Place, Columbus 14, Ohio 

Elizabeth Crawford 

108 Stockton St., Princeton, N. J. 

Mae Jones Proesl (Mr^j 

207 E. Second Ave., DuBois, Pa. 

Nancy jane Montgomery 

Box 21, Murrysville, Pa. 

Emelyn Taylor Rohlffs (Mrs. W. G.) 

2201 N. E. 21st Ave., Portland 12, Oregon 

Portia Webster 

Box 11232 Dryades St. Station 

New Orleans, La. 

Margaret McEwen Swanson (Mrs. Emil T.) 

8918 Blackstone Ave., Chicago 19, HI. 

Birdella Snvder Wevandt (Mrs. J. Arthur) 

1762 Theodan Drive, Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

DEATHS : 

W. Y. English, father of Ella English Daub, 
January 2, 1956. 

The father of Marv Harner Britton, Nov- 
ember 23, 1955. 

The husband of Suzanne Noble Nauman, 
March 25, 1955 

Ralph De Haven Shatto, husband of Cathar- 
ine McRoberts Shatto, May 17, 1955. 

Mrs. F. G. Worthington, mother of Martha 
Worthington Herriott, July 11, 1955. 

The father of Marian Connelly Bowers in 
July, 1955. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

Mary Harner Britton is taking care of her 
mother who has had a stroke. She is also busy 
as Supply Secretary for the Pittsburgh Con- 
ference of the Women's Society of Christian 
Service of the Methodist Church. 

Clara Colteryahn is a member of the Pub- 
lications Committee, National Association of 
Social Workers, and of the Executive Commit- 
tee,. School Social Work Section of the same 
Association. This committee work has taken 
her to New York and Chicago several times 
this year. This summer Clara will join the 
Pitt faculty for a workshop on "School Health 
and Community Problems." Following this in 
August she will go to Glenville State College, 
West Virginia, to participate as a staff mem- 
ber in a summer conference. On May 24 she 
will be a participant in a school social work 
meeting at the National Conference of Social 
Work in St. Louis. 

Ella English Daub is on the Governor's 
Metropolitan Study Commission Library Com- 
mittee. For the third year she is treasurer of 
the Pennsylvania Library Association. 

Isabel Watson Druschel has become a 
member of PEO, Chapter A, New Castle. 

Martha Worthington Herriott and her son 
Tim drove to Canada last summer. She teaches 
a Sunday School class of thirteen rambunctious 
boys. 

Suzanne Noble Nauman is a member of the 
Board of Trustees of the Belmont County Pub- 
lic Library System and a member of the Mar- 
tins Ferry Hospital Auxiliary. Her one daugh- 
ter, who is teaching Home Economics in Mar- 
tins Ferry High School, plans to be married 
soon. Her other daughter, Pat Nauman 
Kramer, a 1952 graduate of Chatham, lives in 
Columbus, Ohio. 

Mary Scott Scott helps to sponsor a Junior 
Club for the teen-age group. Her son Wylie is 
a sophomore at Dartmouth. Her younger son 
Walt is a senior at Taylor Alderdice High 
School. 

Dulcina Marshall Walter moved to a new 
"modern colonial' home last May. She teaches 
7th and 8th grade Math in Junior High 
School. She has two daughters, Barbara, a 
junior at the University of Michigan, and 



Nancy, a sophomore at Toledo University. 
Dulcie plans to enjoy an Easter vacation in 
New York. 

Inez Wallis makes a better class secretary 
than I. From her reply to my questionnaire 
comes lots of news. Harriet Evans's mother 
was in Pittsburgh in October, sold their Brook- 
line home and returned to Albuquerque where 
Harriet is working at the Atomic Energy Plant. 
Inez spent a week-end with Isabel Watson Dru- 
schel while attending the annual Fall Confer- 
ence of the Quota Club which was held in New 
Castle. Dulcina Marshall Walter spent Thanks- 
giving with Inez. 

Mildred Douthett Luttropp is in her new 
home in Allendale, N. J. Mildred's daughter 
Judith is in high school and her husband has 
been promoted in charge of export sales in 
petro-chemical equipment. Midge is treasurer 
of her local Women's Club. 

From a news item "Meet Your Teachers" in 
one of the area newspapers we learn that Inez 
has visited 47 of the 48 states, Europe, Hawaii, 
Canada and Mexico. In addition to her many 
duties as a teacher, Inez is a member of the 
Quota Club, New Kensington Woman's Club, 
Sunday School teacher at St. Andrew's Epis- 
copal Church and an Altar member of the 
Church. 

Rutli Green West is teaching kindergarten 
and piano. In 1954 she got her M.S. degree 
from the University of the State of New York. 
Her daughter Rachel graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Rochester in June, 1955, and her son 
Moses is a college sophomore. 

The last we heard of Emelyn Taylor Rohlffs 
she was doing radio and television work in 
Eugene, Oregon. 

Elizabeth Hewitt Holland is active in church 
and YWCA affairs in Worcester, Mass., where 
her husband is Executive Secretary of the 
Greater Worcester Area Council of Churches. 
Elizabeth is a member of the Board of Man- 
agers of United Church Women of the Na- 
tional Council of Churches of Christ in USA 
and a member of the Board of Directors of the 
YWCA. Her older son, Theodore, was Direc- 
tor of Religious Education in a government 
school for Navajo Indians in Utah before mov- 
ing back to Massachusetts. He is now serving 
a Congregational Church and working on his 
doctorate at Boston University. He is married 
and has two children. Her second son, Larry, 
was married last August. He and his wife are 
in Tubingen, Germany, where he has a Full- 
bright scholarship and is studying theology. 
Daughter Elaine is engaged to a pre-theologi- 
cal student and both attend Earlham College, 
Richmond, Indiana. 

Kay Lowe Hail reports the marriage of her 
daughter Nancy Lee in December. Nancy is 
teaching 4th grade in Cincinnati while her 
husband, a graduate of Miami University, 
studies for his Master's degree at the Univer- 
sity of Cincinnati. Kay is still a Welcome 
Wagon Hostess greeting each new family mov- 
ing into Needham, Mass. During the thirteen 
years she has been a hostess she has greeted 
around 10,000 families. She is active in civic 
and social affairs and a Deaconess of the Con- 
gregational Church. Daughter Eleanor gradu- 
ated from high school in June winning the 
Junior Music Club scholarship as well as being 
chosen "Miss Needham" of 1955. A prize trip 
to New York was enjoyed by Eleanor and her 
mother soon after Nancy's wedding. Eleanor 
is attending college in Worcester, Mass., tak- 
ing a Medical Secretarial course. Kay and her 
husband enjoyed a trip to Bermuda in the 
spring and another to Quebec i-i the fall. 



CLASS OF 1929 

Secretary: Frances Reeder Battaglia 
(Mrs. Frederick) 
1201 Summitt St. 
McKeesport, Pennsylvania 

DEATHS: 

It was with deep sorrow that we learned of 
the death of Charlotte B\an\ Bur\e, August 9, 
1955, in Miami, Florida. Her death was caused 
by a brain tumor. She is survived by her hus- 
band, Joseph. 

The class extends sympathy to Mary Louise 
Jones whose mother died April 11, 1955. Our 
sympathy also goes to Kay Wat^ins Strouss 
whose husband, Henry McCandless Strouss, 
died July 5, 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Mary Louise Jones 

322 East 8th Avenue, Tarentum, Pennsyl- 
vania. 

Louise Sutton Ivorv (Mrs. Dixon L.) 

935 West First St.,'Oil City, Pa. 

Carrie Duvall Leffler (Mrs. William D.) 

713 Tyler Street, Falls Church, Va. 

Viola Eichleav Pettv (Mrs. Horace) 

827 Ellis St., 'Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

Junietta Kalbitzer Pollac\ (Mrs. L. N.) 

18 Oakmont Road, 

Wheeling, West Virginia. 

Martha Stem 

Apt. 26, 4460 Hazeltine Avenue, Sherman 

Oaks, California 

Marjorie Stevenson 

305 S. Lang Avenue, Pittsburgh 8, Pa. 

Lillian Green Surbled (Mrs. William) 

2656 Lindenwood Avenue, R. D. #2, 

Bridgeville, Pa. 

After the death of her mother last April, 
Mary Lou Jones gave up her printing business 
and her apartment to return home to be 
with her father. She reports having had a won- 
derful vacation time at Conneaut Lake last 
summer. 

While attending a New York Alumnae 
gathering earlier in the year, Ruth Hunter 
Swisshelm saw Lois Whitesell Baily and Ruth 
Lennon Die/feubacher. Lois's son, Arthur, is a 
student at Dartmouth College. Pat was recov- 
ering from a serious operation which curtailed 
some of the family's travelling activities. The 
Lenten Thought column in the Pittsburgh Press 
is the work of Pat's husband, Robert Dieffen- 
bacher, D. D. 

Rachel Carson had a new book "The Edge 
of the Sea", published by Houghton Mifflin 
Company in 1955. She is now devoting all her 
time to writing and has acquired a summer 
place on the Maine coast. 

Betty MacColl and her mother visited her 
sister Jean, in Philadelphia at Christmas time. 

Mary Lou Succop Bell's daughter, Louise Nes- 
bit Bell, made her debut, June 10, 1955, at a 
tea in her home. She was graduated the prev- 
ious week from Abbott Academy, Andover, 
Massachusetts, and is now attending Radcliffe 
College. 

Ellen Connor Kilgore and Evelyn Thompson 
Wible continue their Alumnae Association du- 
ties for another year as treasurer and reunion 
chairman, respectively. Evelyn's son, LeRoy, 
is a sophomore pre-med student at the Univer- 
sity of Pittsburgh. 

Carrie Duvall Leffler is still teaching in East 
McKeesport but she and her husband keep the 
airlines busy between Pittsburgh and Washing- 
ton since Westinghouse Airbrake transferred 
him to the Washington area almost two years 
ago. During the school term Carrie lives with 
her mother in Pitcairn. 

Martha Ac\leson Smith is winding up her 
duties as president of the Pleasant Hills Gar- 

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den Club. Her son. Jack, will receive a certifi- 
cate at Alfred University this June and hopes 
to continue his training in agriculture at the 
University of Michigan in the fall. 

Dorothy Appleby Musser's daughter Betsy 
completed her work at Chatham College Nov- 
ember 12, 1955, (she had to return in the fall 
to finish her student teaching as she had been 
a transfer student from Connecticut College 
for Women), was married November 26, and 
is making her future home in Norfolk, Vir- 
ginia. 

Katherine Reebel is associate professor in the 
school of Social Work, University of Michigan. 

Gene Feightner Col! continues to be active 
in the projects of the Opera Workshop. 

Marian Hall Verner's daughter, Deanna, is 
a majorette at Baldwin High School. 

Jane Haller McCaf/erty travelled to Japan 
last summer by freighter chiefly to be on hand 
for the arrival of her second grandson, Greg- 
ory, who was born July 24. Jane's daughter, 
Nancy and her husband, Lt. William Watts, 
have been stationed in Tokyo for more than 
a year. Jane's sister, Peggy, whose husband is 
1st Lt. Alan Townsend, U. S. A. F., is also 
currently residing in Japan. While in Japan, 
Jane was a weekend guest in the home of 
Zenzo Kobayashi, principal of the Maka City 
Agricultural High School sixty miles from 
Tokyo. Mr. Kobayashi who had visited Hag- 
erstown (where Jane is a guidance counselor at 
Clear Spring High School) a year previously 
to study our American school system, was eager 
to return the courtesies extended him there, 
even to inviting Jane to a special dinner at 
which she shared guest honors with the Mayor 
of Maka City. Indulging in her long-standing 
interest in ceramics, Jane also visited the shop 
of one of Japan's most venerated potters, and 
is probably experimenting with some of the 
techniques she learned from him. Our Jane 
really gets around! 

We are proud of the recognition given to 
Mary Kolb, who has been executive secretary 
of the H. C. Frick Educational Commission 
since 1940, for her efforts throughout her 
career as an educator to advance women in 
education. (See Alumnae Personalities Arti- 
cle). 

Another member of our class who is very 
active in educational circles, Josephine Mang 
Muir (supervising principal in East McKees- 
port), also attended the convention of the 
A.A.S.A. and saw Mary on several occasions. 

Marian Rogerson Knight's son Tom is being 
married May 26th at Gauley Bridge, West 
Virginia. At present he is teaching the fifth 
grade in Moundsville, W. V. Her other son 
David, is completing high school in May and 
plans to enter Carnegie Tech in the Fall. 
Marian has been kept very busy with her 
church job and assisting in her father's store. 

Ruth Hunter Sioisshelm has had a very 
busy year in the' Alumnae office but finds the 
work stimulating and interesting. Her son Bob, 
who has been doing graduate work in music 
composition, was with the Robert Shaw Chor- 
ale last fall for a ten week tour. He entered 
the Army in March for three year's service. 

CLASS OF 1931 
Secretary : Louis Turner Crookston 
(Mrs. J. McLain) 
270 Outlook Drive 
Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 
NEW ADDRESSES: 

Genevieve Anthony Muirhead (Mrs.W.R.) 
Fairview Drive, R. D. 3, Library, Pa. 
Elizabeth Brandon 
3306 Fourth Ave., Beaver Falls, Pa. 
Louise Ehrl Heasley (Mrs. C. R., Jr.) 
360 Walnut St., B'lairsville, .Pa. 



Sallv Cecil Faisst (Mrs. Harold A.) 

3911 Bel voir Place, Seattle 5, Wash. 

jane Evans 

805 S. Negley Ave., Pittsburgh 3 2, Pa. 

Martha Goffe Lane (Mrs. Clarence) 

460 Garden City Drive, Monroeville, Pa. 

Mildred Harner Foltz (Mrs. R. A.) 

9827 Champa Drive, Dallas 18, Texas 

Anna Norcross Broc\schmidt (Mrs. C. L.) 

4475 Richmond Ave., Shreveport, La. 

Jessie Marsh Hoffman (Mrs. Gordon V.) 

North Drive, Beech Hills 

R. D. 2, Jeannette, Pa. 

Anne Ritenour Harbison (Mrs. Frank) 

1541 Exposition Blvd., New Orleans 18, La. 

Lucilla Schribner Jackson (Mrs. William R.) 

Poplar Hill, Sewickley, Pa. 

Viola Smith 

747 Hill Ave., Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

Louis M. Sproull (Major) 

3040 Idaho Ave., N. W., Apt. 602 

Washington, D. C. 

Jiora Weichel Thompson (Mrs. Richard F.) 

222 Kimball Ave., Westfield, N. J. 

Susan Hamilton Walter (Mrs. Paul) 

14443 E. Carroll Blvd., Cleveland 18, Ohio 

Elizabeth Johnston 

814 Ross Ave., Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

Katharine Roc^u>el! Potter (Mrs. W. S.) 

Catalpa Ridge Road, Pittsburgh 15, Pa. 

Roberta Rode Joh?ison (Mrs. L. S.) 

4565 Norwin Road, Pittsburgh 27, Pa. 



TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO 

(From an article about the new Buhl 
Science Hall in the March 1931 
RECORDER) 
The college feels proud of the the 
fact that the master clock, located in 
the Physics laboratory, is one of six 
of its kind in the world. The special 
feature of the clock is its device for 
recording accurate time in experi- 
mental work. For this purpose the 
Radio Corporation of America uses 
the other five clocks in transoceanic 
broadcasting. Also this clock serves 
as a means of automatic ringing of 
class bells over the campus. 



GENERAL NEWS: 

Eleanor Bartberger Dearborn's son Dickie 
is now 6J/2 years old, and in the first grade. 
He is very interested in music and plays the 
piano quite well. Ebie is active in many com- 
munity projects in Princeton Junction. 

~Naomi Bowser Rimer's son Tom recently 
enlisted in the Counter Intelligence Corps. 

Dorothea Crawford Macy, who lives in New 
Jersey, visits her mother in Pittsburgh several 
times a year. Her daughter, Mary Anne is 17J/2 
years old and a senior in the Kent Place pre- 
paratory school. Mimi, who is 12, is in the 7th 
grade. 

LaVerda Dent Moran has a bit of happy 
news for us! Carol transferred to Chatham 
last fall and just loves it. Verda says that 
going to the College to see Carol has brought 
back many memories. Flossie is a freshman at 
Penn State, and Margie entered junior high 
school, this year. LaVerda is a reading con- 
sultant at the junior high school and teaches 
one day each week at the senior high. 

Louise Ehrl Heasley and her family have 
moved into their new ranch-type home, and 
since the death of her mother, her father is 
living with them. Jo Anne now is a freshman 
at Wooster, and Rex is in junior high. 

Sara Cecil Faisst has recovered from her 
major operation, and is attempting to locate 



a home in Seattle, Wash., where Dutch re- 
cently was transferred. Sally renewed her 
National Flower Show Judging Certificate by 
attending a school at the National Metropoli- 
tan Museum of Art, in New York. 

Margaret Jefferson is Head of The Gill 
School at Buck Hills Falls and lives, with her 
mother, on the Dearborn estate. 

Florence Jones Maddox's daughter, Diane, 
graduated from Elon College, cum laude, and 
now is a mathematician at the Jet Engine 
Plant. She uses IBM's newest Electronic 
Brain and is teaching others to use it. Diane 
was married in September. Son Bill is attend- 
ing the University of Cincinnati, and David 
is in the 8th grade. Florence and Bill celebrated 
their 25th wedding anniversary in July. 

Betty Long Grosshandler and her three 
children spent part of February in Phoenix 
while Dave was on the West Coast on business. 
The children took along their school books 
in order to continue their studies while va- 
cationing. 

Jessie Marsh Hoffman has moved to her 
new "split-level" home near Greensburg and 
loves living in the country. Eddie now is in 
junior high school. 

Margaret Marsh Wheeler writes that she 
is busy and interested in many activities. At 
the present time she is enrolled in a tailoring 
class. Although her two-year term as President 
of the Presbyterian Woman's Association is 
over, she still is group leader and an officer iri 
the Lima Presbytenal. Her son Bill is a junior 
at Howe Military School at Howe, Indiana. 

Elsie McCreery LongwelV s daughter Joan, 
is a boarding student at Winchester-Thurston 
and in the 9th grade. 

Helen Miller fell last may and broke her 
hip and still is using canes to assist her in 
walking. She was permitted to return to work 
in January on a part time basis. 

Vartanoush Parouna\ian Turner was very 
happy to have as her house guest, last summer, 
her sister Manoush, whom she had not seen 
for twenty-eight years. Noushka and her 
daughter, Anne, flew to Pittsburgh before 
Christmas, to see Chatham College. 

Lucilla Scribner Jac\son's son Dick, who 
is 23, is training for Navy jet pilot at Pen- 
sacola, Florida. Polly is twenty and a junior 
at Smith. She is majoring in economics and 
hopes to work at the Republican Convention 
in San Francisco this summer. Mary Melissa 
is sixteen and attends Sewickley Academy. 

Elizabeth Johnston has visited the campus 
a number of times in the last two years. Her 
niece, Sally Johnston of Harrisburg, is a sopho- 
more this year. 

Viola Smith spent the summer touring the 
British Isles, the Scandanavian Peninsula, and 
the continent. 

y^ora Weichel Thompson still is working 
for the Service League. Her daughter Lynn is 
a sophomore at the University of Tennessee, 
majoring in art history and is on the honor 
roll. She does some modeling. Sean got first 
grade Masters in English, at Columbia, and 
is now teaching at Penn State. 

Bert Williams Pullen's daughters are Jane, 
14 and in the 9th grade, and Nancy, 12, in 
the 7th grade. 

He!e?r Wo7iders McCormic\ says that her life 
is far from dull, with her activities centering 
around her two daughters. 

Olive Wycoff McCarthy's son will graduate 
from high school this spring and one daughter 
is a sophomore. The other is in fifth grade. 
Olive is active in the Chatham Club of Colum- 
bus. 

We express our deepest sympathy to the 
following: Helen Wonders McCormic^, Linda 

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Munroe Southerland. and Helen Miller who 
lost their fathers in death, and to Jessie Marsh 
Hoffman and Louise Ehrl Heasley. who'e 
mothers passed away. 

Many of the member= f our class have 
indicated that they will be with us for our 
25th Reunion, on June 2. 

Ruth Downey Hill is Chairman of the 
occasion, and will be assisted by Addie Lasner 
Sachs. Helen Wonders McCormic\, and La- 
Verda Dent Moran. 

The following was contributed by Addie; 
It's time to de-wrinkle or dye your hair 
To hide bi-focals — Get rid of derriere! 
My word, how time just disappears 
Can't believe that it's twenty-five years! 
No flimsy excuses — You're coming in June 
We've a great big one — 

— Be seein you soon. 

CLASS OF 1933 
Secretary: Violet Sekey Jessop 
(Mrs. E. H. ) 
4321 Saline Street 
Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 

MARRIAGES: 

Helen Chambers to William J. Swartz 

BIRTHS: 

Jessie Doudna Phillips, a son, John Chris- 
topher, March 28, 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Ei'elvn Ali/J Dautlic^ (Mrs. Joseph) 
2074 W. Market St., Pottsville, Pa. 
Dorothy Campbell 

55 Chumasero Dr., San Francisco 27, Calif. 
Jean Case Athens (Mrs. J. R.) 
1626 Williamsburg PL, Pittsburgh 3 5, Pa. 
Helen Chambers Swartz (Mrs. Wm. J.) 
2714 W. Taylor, Phoenix, Arizona 
Clara Condron Bair (Mrs. C. H.) 
Box 4, Doylestown, Ohio 
Jessie Doudna Phillips (Mrs. Leo F.) 
Waverly, Pa. 
Marjone Hop\ins 

375 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville, N. Y. 
Phyllis Leheu' MacArthur (Mrs. W. O.) 
1602 Ruxton St., Ruxton 4, Maryland 
Clara McCIure Battis (Kirs. Walter) 
2301 E. 17th St., Tucson, Arizona 
Helen McCrac^en Bennett (Mrs. J. W.) 
459 Sage Dr., Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 
Bertha O'Neal Pearson (Mrs. Edgar) 
574 Kenilworth Dr., Pittsburgh 34, Pa. 
Ruth Stewart Bemos\y (Mrs. Emil) 
36 Maple Dr., Monongahela, Pa. 
Martha Stuart Muhlheizler (Mrs. J. P.) 
6 Cardinal St., Maryville, Tenn. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

Dorothy Ballantme Milli^en has a daughter 
in college. Anne is at Western College for 
Women in Oxford, Ohio, intending to major 
in Home Economics. Son, Ted, is a sopho- 
more in Wilkinsburg Fligh School, so busy 
with track and basketball that he's rarely at 
home. Virginia is in the 6th grade, waiting 
impatiently for her first nylons and lipstick. 
Dot is busy with Girl Scouts, Garden Club, 
church activities, and the annual fund raising 
campaigns. The whole family enjoyed a trip 
through New England, including a stay at the 
shore, last summer. 

Helen Chdmbers Su'artz is still with the 
Bureau of Reclamation in Phoenix. 

Jessie Doudna Phillips and her family 
moved from Holidaysburg last October when 
her husband was made Traffic Superintendent 
of the Scranton District for Bell Telephone 
Company. 

Virginia Hall McAleese and her family are 
finally back in their home. The damage done 



by fire and water February a year ago neces- 
sitated almost complete rebuilding. Fortunately 
the fire occured during the day and no one 
was hurt. However, Ginny was still recuper- 
ating from a serious ear operation called the 
"Fenestration." All's well now: house and ear 
like new. Ginny's three daughters are: Helen, 
14, in the 9th grade at Ellis School; Ginger, 
9, in the 4th grade; and Anne, 6, in the 2nd 
grade at O'Hara Twp. School. 

Phillis Lehew MacArthur has been teach- 
ing for the last three years — fourth grade — 
Baltimore County. Last summer was spent ac- 
quiring eight credits at State Teachers' Col- 
lege. A year ago the MacArthurs bought a 
new ranch-style home in Ruxton, Maryland, 
a suburb of Baltimore. Son, Bill, is still sing- 
ing in the St. Paul's Boys' Choir and wishing 
his voice were anything but a clear soprano. 
He's in the eighth grade. 

Gene Llewellyn Price was the first to re- 
ply to my request for news. She is still working 
on her comeback after a lengthly illness. Just 
recently Gene drove a car again. She has been 
practicing the piano regularly but has to work 
harder with the left hand. Gene sees Ruth 
Ross now and then. 

Edith McBane has the unique honor of be- 
ing a member of — and the only woman on — 
the United Presbyterian Drafting Committee 
which will formulate a plan of union with the 
Presbyterian Church U. S. A. 

Clara McClure Battis is living in Phoenix 
this winter with her two sons. John, the older 
boy, has severe sinus trouble, and the Arizona 
climate is helping him a great deal. Walter 
is still living and working in the East, but 
visits Phoenix whenever he can. 

Louise Metzgar lams is taking part in an 
Adult Education Art Course and has taken 
the Indiana Extension Course in Flower Ar- 
ranging. As a member of Tri Kappa, a social 
sorority in the State of Indiana, Louise has 
participated as chairman of various social and 
charity committees. Her church work is done 
in connection with a Re-Sale Shop. Daughter 
Nancy is a freshman in the School of Home 
Economics at Cornell University. One son is 
a freshman in high school and another is in 
6th grade. 

Edith Rial Benford telephoned from Greens- 
burg! Son, John is a sophomore at Pitt, and 
son, Thomas, a sophomore in high school. 
Edith sees Jane Brisbine occasionally. 

Helen Rowand Dun\le is learning plenty 
trying to keep up with her family. Last sum- 
mer they took on camping, and Helen made 
the grade. Daughter Christina, 14, has a flair 
for sewing that. keeps her mother stepping as 
an assistant. As yet Helen hasn't learned to 
twirl a pair of pistols to the satisfaction of 
7-year-old Lone-Ranger-minded Margann. 

Martha Stuart Muhlheizler and family 
moved from North Carolina to Tennessee, but 
her husband is still building dams for the 
Aluminum Co. Daughter Ann is a sophomore 
in high school, and Judy is in the seventh grade. 

Lilha7i Wilson Ruc\el telephoned a mes- 
sage that concerns the whole class. She is hav- 
ing a Reunion this spring — late May or early 
June — at her home in Glenshaw. Plans for 
our 25th Reunion need to be formed. Watch 
the mail for your individual notice, giving the 
date and directions to the meeting-place. 

Miriam Young White and her family spent 
vacation last year with Flo Bouldin Chase and 
family. She wishes she could get back to Pitts- 
burgh once in a while at the right time for 
meetings or reunions. As things are, she re- 
turns only in summer. Son David is twelve 
and in junior high, and Susan has started 
kindergarten. 

Cannot locate Margaret Husband Hau>x- 
hurst (Mrs. Malcolm) nor Florence Reed 
Hojfmaster (Mrs. A. L.) Help, somebody!! ! 



CLASS OF 1935 
Secretaries: Virginia Schweinsberg Hyde 

(Mrs. Edward R.) 

2579 Greenboro Lane 

Pittsburgh 20, Pa. 

Elizabeth Cober O'Donnell 

(Mrs. William M.) 

1106 Varner Road 

Pittsburgh 27, Pa. 
DEATHS: 

Clara Louise Baton (Mrs. William A. 
Meyer) August, 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Jean Engel Reppun (Mrs. J. I. F.) 

P. O. Box 826, Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii 

Eleanor Harbinson Bream (Mrs. Gray) 

Anna van Burenlaan 14 

Santpoort, Netherlands 

Winifred Jeffries Saxon (Mrs. Donald B.) 

188"/ 2 West State Street, Wellsville, N. Y. 

Marie Martin 

6009 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh 3 2, Pa. 

Ruth Moorliead Sward (Mrs. Keith) 

528 — 25th St., Santa Monica, Calif. 

Marv K. Rodgers Moses (Mrs. A. Henry) 

328 N. Steel Road, Hartford, Conn. 

Ann Snyder Milford (Mrs. John, Jr.) 

4809 Chamberlayne Ave., Richmond, Va. 

Eleanora Vigloirola Mancuso 

U. S. Information Service 

% Cultural Section 

To: — Via Boncompagni, Rome, Italy 

Virginia Wat^ins DeMers (Mrs. Lauier W.) 

624 Hastings Street, Pittsburgh 6, Pa. 

Anna Snyder Milford (Mrs. John) 

4809 Chamberlayne Ave., Richmond, Va. 

Margaret Smith Whita^er, (Mrs. Reginald) 

The River House, Apt. 135 

145 Pinckney St., Boston 14, Mass. 

Well, our 20th reunion is now history and 
we are looking forward to 100% attendance 
at our 25th in '60. A vote of thanks to the 
reunion committee of Peg Eichleay Storer, 
Gertie Russell Lydic, Dot Wood Clarke and 
Dot Woodward Erans for the grand job they 
did to make the reunion such a success. Seven- 
teen members were present — Cass Boyd Haw- 
ley. Biz Cober O'Donnell, Bertha Dunbar 
Speer, Peg Eichleay Storer, Lois Ewmg Under, 
Shirley Gordon Emley, Jane Harmeier N.ims, 
Louise Leadman Faller, Mary Ida McFarland 
Shannon, Jane Mc^uiston Webb, Dorothy 
Pontious. Gertie Russell Lydic, Virginia Sch- 
tueinsberg H\de, Margaret Stoc\dale Jenkins, 
Dorthy Taylor, Dot Wood Clar\e and Dot 
Woodward Evans. 

After the alumnae meeting and luncheon, 
we took a tour of the campus. The changes 
are almost unbelievable and it is hard to recog- 
nize it as the place that was so familiar many 
years ago. At our business meeting after the 
tour, we agreed to assess each member of the 
class $1.00 per year for the next five years, 
thus building a fund to purchase a gift for 
the College when we celebrate our 25th Re- 
union. It will be greatly appreciated if you 
desire to pay your $5.00 at one time. (You 
know we will collect a little interest on it.) 
The rest of the afternoon was spent reading 
letters and notes from those able to attend, 
chatting, and exchanging information about 
children, trips, activities, etc. 

We extend our most sincere sympathy to 
the family of Louise E. Baton Meyer who died 
suddenly in an automobile accident last 
August. 

We extend our sympathy to Peg Eichleay 
Storer whose mother died last summer and 
to Virginia Wat^ins DeMers who lost her 
mother in March, 1956. 

Caroline Hesse Ender was sorry she couldn't 
have joined us at our reunion, but she was 
too busy getting young Bill ready for his trip 

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to New Mexico. Young Bill had such a good 
time he expects to go back this summer. Bill 
and Caroline are square dance experts and 
are now teaching the mental patients at the 
State Hospital to dance. She says it is amazing 
how fast they learn. Caroline is a co-chairman 
for the big AAUW square dance in the spring. 
Little David does his share of keeping things 
active around the Ender household. 

Imogene Bell Doyle is still working for the 
Bell Telephone Company. Her son is 10 years 
old. She sees Marie Martin quite often. Marie 
is Staff Engineer for Bell Telephone Company. 

Sheila Ihmsen Redman reports no children 
but she does have three cats and one dog 
which require a great deal of attention. 

Marion Burns Sabina is kept busy with the 
activities of her daughter Lynn who is 16 and 
son Jack who is 11. During the holidays she 
■ and Dot Taylor had an interesting visit to- 
gether. 

Prudence Goodale Martin's little girl Ste- 
phanie, new ten years old, received valentines 
from Vida Hurst Kerr's two little boys, Andy 
and David. Prudence is working for a Mellon 
Trust in Pittsburgh and says her job keeps her 
so busy that she has little time left for many 
activities. 

Peg Eichleay Storer is almost certain she 
saw Virginia Wat^ins DeMers at a dance this 
past year. Neither had the opportunity to talk 
to the other and Peg is still wondering if it 
was Virginia. With the first sign of spring 
Peg says she will be out working in her yard. 

Winifred Jeffries Saxon says she is feeling 
fine and able to be more active. She is taking 
her first long trip by car to Toledo with her 
husband where he has been working on a tur- 
bine installation at Libby Owens. 

Isabel Ketler Floto is really busy. She has a 
19 month old daughter, Nancy, and she also 
teaches school. 

Jane Harmeier N.'ms, who has served as 
chairman of the Lecture Series — Ideas in 
Transition — which were held at Chatham Col- 
lege for the first time this year, reports that 
they have been very successful. Jane had quite 
an interesting time when she attended the 
American Alumni Council in Washington, 
D.C. with Ruth Swisshelm. 

Helen Wilson Houst07i reports that her old- 
est, Bill, will be going to college in the fall 
and the youngest, Roberta, is in first grade. 
The in-betweeners are John who is 14 and Jean 
who is 11. Sounds like an interesting family, 
Helen. No doubt there is never a dull moment. 

Gertie Russell Lydic and her husband are 
looking forward to taking their 7 and 9 year 
old boys back to the Canadian Muskoka re- 
gion again this summer. It will be their 6th 
vacation spent with American and Canadian 
friends. Besides her children's affairs Gertie is 
kept busy looking after the welfare of her 
father who is 92. 

Dot Woodu»ard Erans says that their base- 
ment is a busy place — her husband teaches 
amateur radio to a group of Explorer Scouts 
one night a week and she is Den Mother for 
the Cub Scouts. Their children are David, 11, 
and Janice, 14. 

Eleanor Splane Trullinger and her family 
are enjoying their home in Syosset, Long 
Island. She says it is wonderful to be so close 
to the ocean. 

Jean Engel Reppun — This has been the 
Reppun's year of decisions. Pop and Gram 
Engel are now in residence in Hawaii and the 
Reppuns will be island hopping — Molokai to 
Oahu. After the move, Jean expects to accept 
commissions as a professional moving consult- 
ant. As Jean says, "Six kids, and all the ac- 
cumulated impedimenta of six years in one 
house make quite a heap." To add to the in- 



terest, there are no professional movers on 
Molokai. Moving is accomplished by barrel, 
box, crate, back, bicycle, wagon car, truck, 
plane, boat, barge — communications by hom- 
ing pigeon and roll call every hour on the 
hour. By the way, Jean writes all six children 
are fine, ranging from Martha in the fifth 
grade to David who has just learned to walk. 

Louise Leadman Fuller reports they took 
their three boys to the shore last summer just 
in time to meet hurricane (Carol) head on. 
However, they managed to escape any mis- 
haps. Their youngest boy is now in first grade. 
In the spring they are planning to take a trip 
to Washington, D. C. 

jane McSluiston Webb is having a bout with 
the chicken pox — one down and one more to 
go. The two other children have already had 
their turn. 

Eleanor Harbinson Bream — As our cosmopo- 
lite says, "Life in the foreign service is neither 
dull nor sedentary." Eleanor is in the process 
of cancelling a planned vacation to St. Anton, 
Austria; uprooting the tulips; battening down 
the hatches; and going to Geneva where Gray 
will be spending two to five months at the 
GATT (General Agreement Trade and Tar- 
iff) conference. The Breams will be eligible for 
home leave and perhaps transfer in Septem- 
ber. Eleanor is already agitating for a reunion 
luncheon at Homes. 

Calina Mouromseff is our folk dancing ex- 
pert. The folk dancing group in Montclair has 
become so proficient that they are often called 
upon to perform for other groups who are in- 
terested in learning it. 

Dorothy Pontious has just returned from a 
month's vacation in Florida. She tried the gulf 
side this time, Madiera Beach, and liked it as 
well if not better than the ocean side of 
Florida. 

Dorothy Taylor is rounding out her year as 
President of the Pilot Club of Pittsburgh, a 
woman's service organisation. Dot and Gertie 
Russell Lydic are selling Playhouse tickets to 
earn money for their regional group. 

Dot Wood Clar\e is busy with Brownies, 
Woman's Club, and PTA, and Ted is scout- 
master for the Boy Scouts. The family visited 
Dot's parents at Lake Chautaqua for the 
Christmas holidays. They were hoping the 
children would have some good sledding. 
There wasn't enough snow for much sledding, 
but they did manage to do quite a bit of ice 
skating. 

Mary Seaver Hewitt was one of the models 
at the Alumnae Scholarship Benefit on Feb- 
ruary 25th at Gateway Plaza. We were really 
proud of her. She does modeling quite often 
and always looks most attractive. 

Anna Snyder Milford has three boys aged 
10, 8 and 4. Since her husband's death four 
years ago Anna has been employed at Virginia 
Medical College Hospital, Richmond, Va. 

Biz Cober O'Donnell is active in club work 
and other activities but is also kept busy at 
home with her three little girls. 

Virginia Schu;einsberg Hyde is teaching at 
a Nursery School in Greentree and is look- 
ing forward to another trip to Florida with 
her husband and two girls as soon as school 
is out. 



TWENTY YEARS AGO 

(From the June 1936 RECORDER) 
Debates were enhanced by two con- 
tests in which split teams of PCW 
girls and W. and J. boys debated the 
subject, "Resolved, that a young man 
of 21 with a salary of $1,500 should 
marry." 



CLASS OF 1937 
Secretaries: Thayer Thompson Russ 
(Mrs. Edmond V.) 
324 Hazel Drive 
Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 
Mary Travers Scott 
(Mrs. Robert K.) 
203 Cherry Valley Road 
BIRTHS: 

Mary Jane Addv Braley, a daughter, Nancy 
Jane, May 11, 1955. 

Dorothv ]. Casper Zeizig, a daughter, Bar- 
bara K., Jan. 5, 1955. 

Louise ]ohson Purnell, a son, July 25, 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Shirley Campbell Berg (Mrs. Russell A.) 
6 York Terrace, Melrose 75, Mass. 
Alice Viehman Shiffman (Mrs. Bernard) 
Westfield Manor, 800 Forest Ave., West- 
field, N. J. 

Dorothv Whitehead Heinig 
(Mrs. William T.) 
175 Mt. Paran Rd., N. W., Atlanta 5, Ga. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

Miss Robb and Miss Catherine Sayers sail 
March 16th on the He de France for Europe. 
They plan to visit Switzerland, Italy, Greece, 
Austria, and Holland and climax their trip by 
touring England by car. They hope to see 
Eugenie Miller Snell. 

Mary Jane Addy Braley is busy with her 
new daughter, active in PTA (Si is president), 
enjoys AAUW, is Cub Scout Den Mother and 
teaches Sunday School. 

Mildred Broivn Mclntyre enjoys Twin 
Lakes, Ohio, very much and is engaged in 
many activities. Her oldest son is among the 
first ten in his class at Ohio State. 

Elsie Dressier Helsel is Director of Program 
Services for United Cerebral Palsy Associa- 
tion of Ohio. She acts as liason on program 
matters between national and local U. C. P. 
groups. She would like to hear from anyone 
doing C. P. work in Ohio. They have out- 
grown their cottage at McConnell's Mills and 
are busy with plans for building a house there. 

Shirley Campbell Berg is busy with new 
hobbies of making an afghan and reupholster- 
ing a chair. 

Betty Beran Winkler has a new convertible 
and she and her children have been touring 
the country. Last November they visited Mary 
Tellig Earley in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. 

Betty Mahood Arthurs flew to Florida to 
spend Christmas with her husband's parents. 
Her daughter, Sue, attends Carnegie Tech 
this year. 

Louise Leslie Fischer and family spend their 
vacations in Florida where they have purchased 
some land. They eventually plan to make it 
their home. 

A(aomi Sayre Stec\ visited Mary Watson 
Seed in New Hampshire last summer. She says 
that Mary and her husband have quite a candy 
business that keeps them very busy. 

Eleanor Marshall Walters is still a Cub 
Scout Den Mother. With three boys she feels 
she should be an Honorary Life Den Mother. 
She is busy teaching her oldest boy to drive. 

Kay Pyle is getting ready to move to a new 
library this spring. She is also teaching in a 
new school building this year. 

Mary Trimble Brittain, her aunt and her 
three girls flew to Bermuda last summer for a 
delightful vacation. Ray and his father spent 
a marvelous three months touring Egypt, Pal- 
estine, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Spain and 
Portugal. They flew over 21,000 miles and 
took many wonderful pictures. 

We extend our deepest sympathy to Alice 
Viehman Shiffman in the loss of her mother 
in October and her baby in December, 1955; 
to Betty McCarty Boyd and Mary Travers 

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Scott whose fathers parsed away; and to Marv 
Trimble Brittain in the death of her mother. 
Remember our 20th reunion in June 1957. 
Make your plans early to come back and see 
the wonderful changes at Chatham College. 

CLASS OF 1939 
Secretaries: Rose Marie Weller Black 
(Mrs. Harry A.) 
18 Edgecliff Road 
Rosslyn Farms 
Carnegie, Pa. 
June Feick 
June Mildred Feick 
1 Coulter St. 
Pittsburgh 5, Pa. 
BIRTHS: 

Margaret Cooper Uptegraff, twins, Roy Er- 
nest III and Kathleen Bradley, April 27, 1955. 
Mary Lou Weber McClenahan. a son, Wil- 
liam St. Clair III, April 12, 1955. 

Florence Smith Hess, a daughter, Gretchen 
Dee, May 22, 1955. 

Dons Chatto Kimball, a daughter, Molly. 
March 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Florence Smith Hess (Mrs. William W.) 
4601 Beechwood Road, Wilmington 3. Del. 
Elva Bogren Goodwin (Mrs. Robert P.) 
Penwood Road, Louisville, Ky. 
Paula Malm Weaver (Mrs. Harold E.) 
17 Longcorse Lane, Paoli, Pa. 
Marv Elizabeth McCullough Abbott 
(Mrs. W. D.) 

828 E. Quaker Road, R. F. D„ 
Orchard Park, N. Y. 

Marv Jane Totten Dickinson (Mrs. S. R.) 
403 Meadow Road, Glenshaw, Pa. 
Marv Lou Weber McClenahan 
(Mrs. W. S.) 

3685 Lytle Road, Shaker Heights 22, Ohio 
Eleanor McKinlev Wright (Mrs. Gordon) 
1360 Oakwood Drive, Whitehaven, Tenn. 
Margaret Cooper Uptegraff (Mrs. R. E.) 
514 Loucks Ave., Scottdale, Pa. 
Hortense Norton Seedloc\ (Mrs. Robert F.) 
c/o Col. Robert F. Seedlock, C. of E., 
Mediterranean Div., APO 30, c/o Post- 
master, New York, N. Y. 
Elizabeth Rindlaub Lord (Mrs. Robert) 
140 West 72nd St., New York 19, N. Y. 
Doris Chatto Kimball (Mrs. Robert S., Jr.) 
27 McKelvey Ave., Pittsburgh 18, Pa. 
Jean Dohertv Marlor (Mrs. Sanford) 
2072 Walnut Blvd., Walnut Creek, Calif. 
Gene Detu'iler Daris (Mrs. James O.) 
550 Harding Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 

GREETINGS: 

Posie Speaking: 

When Ward and Mary McCulIoiigh Abbott 
flew to Florida on February 2, Mary' Mac 
had earned the resulting respite from a 
Brownie trooD, her place on a committee for 
better schools, chauffering children to dancing 
classes, et al. 

Since Linda is now 13 and Rob. 10, Kitty 
Irwin Barnum is spending more of her leisure 
time in artistic pursuits and less with PTA 
and cub scouts which, she admits, is a welcome 
change! She enjoyed a short visit last summer 
with Florence Ray who passed through Den- 
ver en route home from a conference in San 
Francisco. 

With a junior high "deb" and a seven 
year old cowboy in the family. Lucy Stoehr 
Daugliertv is completely convinced that these 
busy days are adding up to the "best years" 
of her life. She and Don have acquired a 
station woga'n to transport teen-agers to cotil- 
lion classes and small boys to picnics. 

Mav Ja?ie Totten Dickinson likes being in 
Pittsburgh again. Dorothy Hauk Bryen, class 
of '38 is a neighbor in Mt. Royal Heights 
and Lucy's Donna Lu Daugherty lives near 
enough to do baby sitting for her. In January 



Mary Jane caught the mumps from her chil- 
dren but the edema had disappeared in time 
for her to attend the Alumnae Benefit Bridge 
as planned with Peggy Uptegraff, Ruth Berg 
and Posie Black. 

We saw Totty Hoyt Faison when she passed 
through Pittsburgh last summer. She's very 
happy in Houston where she and George have 
a most attractive home. She has a super job 
as an executive secretary and is quite active in 
church work. 

Florence Ray continues to do us proud by 
speaking all over the country as an expert in 
her field of social service. In Grand Rapids 
at the Michigan State Welfare Conference her 
subject was "Community Planning for Group 
Work." To the Executive Committee of the 
Education-Recreation Division of the Welfare 
Council of Chicago she described "Measuring 
Leisure-time Needs," Speaking to the Group 
Work and Recreation Division of the Health 
and Welfare Federation of Allegheny County 
gave her an opportunity to view and marvel 
at the wonderful new changes in Pittsburgh." 

Mary Milne Hanson is really confused hav- 
ing graduated from both Chatham Hall and 
Chatham College. Now that both children are 
in school, she spends one afternoon a week 
painting at the Toledo Art Museum. In Feb- 
ruary she began to work part time in a jewelery 
and gift shop. She and John were here for a 
visit last fall, and both are as charming and as 
much fun as ever. 

Betty Duc\waU Laubach. still doing double 
duty as a careerist and homemaker, vacationed 
with friend husband at York Harbor, Maine, 
last summer. 

William McClenahan III, fourth child and 
first son, is quite the kingpin in the home of 
his father, sisters and mother — better known 
to us as Mary Lou Weber McClenahan. They 
moved to Cleveland last September and like 
living there very much. Lou reports that the 
Chatham Alumnae group there is very active, 
including husbands in many of their activities 
which she dubs a good idea. 

Mary Bee Weible McEwen writes that her 
three, Barbara 8, Richard 6, and Peter 2, are 
all wonderful characters and that "Mama is 
getting old and gray in the line of duty." 
(Aren't we all!) Still living in Miamisburg, 
Ohio. 

Last November Harry and I (Posie) took a 
Duke University sponsored Post-Graduate 
Medical cruise of the Caribbean and one of the 
high spots of the trip was a stop over in Char- 
lottesville at the home of Lillian McFetridge 
Wilson. Lillian and Les were enthusiastically 
designing and laying brick terraces and plant- 
ing boxwood hedge around their beautiful 
Georgian home. With this home, four ador- 
able children, and Lester's thriving medical 
practice, all's definitely well in their world. 
Lillian and I plan to meet in Washington, D.C. 
one day in March, when the Hary Blacks will 
be there to attend the annual meeting of the 
American Academy of General Practice, and 
take our collective children to the zoo. 

"Tense" Seedloc\'s life is literally out of the 
Arabian (or Moroccan) Nights — with Ameri- 
can overtones! She writes that 1955 was the 
year of the Teen-Ager with their Moroccan 
home pulsating to the "Shake, Rattle and 
Roll" — in both English and French. "Tense," 
over and above running a home for a husband 
and four active children, supervises 55 mop- 
pets at the "Happy Valley Kindergarten". For 
this work she was made an honorary French 
Foreign Legionnaire at Khenifra. (Isn't it fabu- 
lous!!) Last year they took a 4200 mile round- 
trip by auto from Casablanca to Paris. In 
January of this year all six flew to- Frankfurt, 



Germany. To quote, "We were met by a very 
peachy Bob Shinn who toted us home to 
Heidelburg in two cars. We always had to have 
two cars to get us and the luggage around." 
Now don't let me hear the rest of you com- 
plain about "dragging all that stuff to Mother's 
for the weekend!" 

Roy and Margaret Cooper Uptegraff were 
so delighted in having a son that they greeted 
the twin sister he brought with him with equal 
enthusiasm!! Since we both spent the summer 
at Chautauqua, N. Y., with our children, it 
was indeed a pleasure for me to be able to 
see these beautiful babies. Having outgrown 
their smaller home, Peggy and Roy are living 
with Mr. Uptegraff, Sr. until they have built a 
larger home of their own. 




Bill and Betty Speer Schenc\ have bought 
an apartment in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where 
they and their children spent from January 
until May this year. Bill has business there and 
supervises things at the Mars plant by com- 
muting to Pittsburgh by plane for a few days 
at a time. In their leisure time, all four Schencks 
have taken up skin diving with aqua lungs 
which they find a simply fascinating pastime! 
Betty says that this living arrangement is the 
closest thing to having one's cake and eating 
it, too!! 

Jeanne Kalish Samuels with other mothers 
from the area has sponsored conversational 
Spanish classes in the elementary school and 
are meeting with satisfying success; the chil- 
dren "Eat it up!" to quote Jeanne. 

In writing about the others, I've mentioned 
some of my own activities — mostly of the 
travelling we've done. I'm as impatient as the 
children for next August to arrive for we'll 
spend that month at Moosehead Ranch, an 
operating cattle ranch near Jaskson Hole, 
Wyoming, in the Teton National Park. At 
home I am a den mother to eight cub scouts, 
have a Sunday school class, have been program 
chairman for the College Club of Carnegie the 
past year, and actively support our wonderful 
Boys' Club here. 

Thank you for the reply cards which made 
this column possible! You'll be hearing from 
us next year. 

It's June speaking now. 

I got a chuckle from Mary Cole's card — 
she forgot to sign it! But I could still recognize 
the writing on the card. She is busy with her 
Phychological Service work (the offices have 
been moved downtown), and is trying to find 
someone to teach her to play the cello (I always 
had a hankerin' for bagpipes, myself). Mary 
is also planning a trip to Florida at Eastertime, 
to be with her family. 

Helen Shar\ey Dixon writes that her hus- 
band is doing some new work for the railroad 
(what one?) and is away five days out of the 

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week. From the general tone, I take it Helen 
is not happy with the arrangement. 

Kay Cutlibert Hardee is still practicing medi- 
cine and house-wifery at the same time. The 
Hardees now have an Irish Terrior in addition 
to their Irish Setter. Kay is anxious to see any- 
one who might be in or around Philly. Stop in. 
She even has four extra beds. 

Ivy Huetter McLaughlin is now living in 
Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and loves it. Ivy re- 
ports that her son, Scott, is now three and lots 
of fun. 

Helen Harris Davis is teaching handcraft at the 
private school were daughter Lee is enrolled. 
Her card is so typical, I'm going to quote: 
"Almost have my entire year planned — and 
what a joy that will be! Four different age level 
classes — each a complete course. You should 
see me leap from woodwork (boid feeders to- 
day) to enamel jewelery, to sack dolls and 
back to dear old nutshell turtles." Helen and 
I (June) just had an awful experience. I went 
to NYC last week end, and asked Helen to 
come down. We had planned to fly, but Pitts- 
burgh was fogged in so we drove. Helen called 
the Roosevelt (where we stayed) Friday even- 
ing, but they denied any knowledge of us — 
so Helen stayed in Boston, and all week end 
I wondered why she hadn't showed up! I hate 
the Roosevelt Hotel in N. Y. 

Amy McBride has been elected President of 
the Western Pennsylvania Division of the Na- 
tional Association of Bank Women, which is 
made up of women who are bank officers. She 
is holidaying in Florida in March and will no 
doubt come back to Pittsburgh with a beauti- 
ful tan. 

Jean Keenan Farrill spent some time in the 
hospital last summer, but is now back to PTA, 
scouts, and church circles. 

Betty Rosenfield Foster claims that there is 
no news in her life, but that the children are 
just following the normal procedure of getting 
bigger. 

Paula Malm Weaver has moved (see above) 
and is preparing to plant 100 Austrian pines 
and 100 arborvitae in addition to numerous 
ornamental trees. 

This reminds me of Elt'a Bogren Goodwin, 
who is living at Terrace Park, Ohio now. Just 
before Christmas her husband, Bob, received 
word from Alcoa that he was to be made mana- 
ger of the Louisville office. So Elva went house- 
hunting. And from her letter, it would seem 
that there are no trees in or around Louisville. 
However, she finally found a house with four 
trees and they will move to Louisville in May. 
In addition to house-hunting, Elva has been 
doing some substitute teaching and dabbling 
in ceramics. She and Bob are still collecting 
trophys for their sailing ability. Elva was plan- 
ning a trip to Florida in February, too. 

Betti Rindlaub Lord is our bride! Betti was 
married in Los Vegas, January 10th. Her hus- 
band is Bob Lord, soloist with the "Winged 
Victory Chorus", and is now touring the coast 
(western) with the group while Betti is living 
in N. Y. However, the tour will be over in 
May. Betti also has been selling the Effanbee 
DyDee Babydoll thru' the midwest. 

Letitia Mahajjey is busy at Koppers Com- 
pany, and hasn't had time yet to make any 
exciting vacation plans, but I'd bet almost any- 
thing she'll think of something wonderful to do. 

May Gregg Stoc\ton keeps busy with PTA, 
and various fund drives. I know a lot of the 
class members who knew her brother, Anthony, 
will be sorry to hear that he died in October, 
1955, after years as a victim of Multiple 
Sclerosis. 



Helen Archer Fardig has been serving on a 
Citizens' Committee in their vastly expanding 
village to plan a school building program. And, 
what do you know! Sally Browne Wolf and 
Gladys Patton MacNeill are also on the com- 
mittee. 

Freda Lewin Foreman has spent the winter 
nursing her family thru' colds, infected ears, 
flu, and "the virus", and then had to take time 
out to be a patient. Let's hope for an early 
spring! 

Genei'ieue Love Bell is still involved with 
dogs and fish. She and her husband flew to 
Havana for a vacation recently. Sounds won- 
derful! 

Alma Mocker Bacon is now a Den Mother 
and a Hi-Fi fan. She traveled to Boston last 
Summer and tried to get in touch with Helen 
H. Davis, but Helen was in Canada at that 
point. Now I come to me (June). Due to the 
lethargy of Republican voters I am no longer 
in the District Attorney's office. When Malone 
moved out, I did too. He is now General Mana- 
ger and Counsel in twenty-eight counties of 
Western Pennsylvania for Penna. Manu- 
facturers' Assoc. Casualty Insurance Company, 
and I'm still his secretary. But someday I'm 
going to write a lecture on "Government by 
the Minority." In addition to politics I've been 
busy in club work. Two of Crafton's womens' 
clubs formed a cornoration (to which I was 
elected secretary) last spring for the purpose 
of owing property and building a clubhouse. 
There are only ten of us in the corporation, 
and it alone keeps us busy. 

Madge Miller, I hear, is married, and living 
in Mt. Lebanon — but we have no address. Can 
anyone help? 

The sympathy of the class is extended to 
Ruth Wyant on the passing of her father. 

Affectionately, 
June and Posie 



FIFTEEN YEARS AGO 

(From the Nov. 1941 RECORDER) 
In the last year, we of the Alumnae 
Association have been given for our 
particular campus domain, two very 
unusual rooms in Mellon Hall. An 
almost entirely aluminum one which, 
we are told, is the ONE of its kind in 
the world — a distinctly modern room 
as materials go, which is now used 
as the business office of the associ- 
ation. The other one, which interior 
decorators call "a period room" be- 
cause of its oak paneled walls, decor- 
ated ceiling, and leaded windows, 
takes us back to the 17th Century. 



CLASS OF 1941 
Secretary: Jeanne-Anne Ayres Widgery 
(Mrs. R. C.) 
298 Sunset Road, 
Pittsburgh 37, Pa. 

MARRIAGES: 

Beth Howard to Richard C. Smith, Sept. 
10, 1955. 

BIRTHS: 

Elinor Weibel Stoltz, a boy, 
Edward Rohrer, Dec. 30, 1955 

Elaine Fitzwilson Andersofi, a girl, 
June 1955 

Jeanne-Anne Ayres Widgery, a girl, 

Claudia Joan, Sept. 26, 1955 



NEW ADDRESSES: 

Jean Hammer Schoman (Mrs. Carl F.) 
1714 Duffield St., Pittsburgh 6, Pa. 
Helen Hecht O'Conner (Mrs. Charles) 
131 Academy Ave., Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 
Beth Howard Smith (Mrs. Richard C.) 
417 Namahana St., Honolulu, Hawaii 
Natalie Lambing Paige (Mrs. Peter) 
32 Bellport Lane, Bellport, L. I., N. Y. 
Margaret Longuiell Van Horn (Mrs. James) 
90 Salem Lane, Evanston, 111. 
Mary Linn Mar\s Colbaugh (Mrs. John H.) 
1795 Sanleandro Lane, Crane Country Day 
School, Santa Barbara, Calif. 
Adelaide Mitchell Huges (Mrs. James) 
2738 Welsford Rd., Columbus 21, Ohio 
Jane O'Neill Cox (Mrs. Jere C.) 
4 Mary Lane, Greenvale, L. I., N. Y. 
jane Pierce Eaton. (Mrs. Elon H., Jr.) 
8424 Metropolitan Blvd., 
Olmstead Falls, Ohio 
Eleanor Schaffer. 

5718 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 
Alice Steinmar\ Andrews (Mrs. John) 
147 Ritzland Rd., Pittsburgh 35, Pa. 
Ruth Strickland Clar\ (Mrs. Chester H.) 
%Capt. C. H. Clark, 582nd Group, 
APO 190 % Postmaster N. Y. 
Elinor Weibel Stoltz (Mrs. Edward) 
93 Markham Dr., Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 
Helen Weller T\ach (Mrs. Walter R.) 
607 Farr Dr., Fairfax, Va. 
Jane Zacharias 

1310 Browning Rd., Pittsburgh 6, Pa. 
Sara Louise Fin\elstein Rose (Mrs. L. B.) 
Box 415, R. D. 5, Greensburg, Pa. 
Frances Johnson Frey (Mrs. Richard) 
42 Cedarbank Cresent, Don Mills, 
Ontario, Canada 

Louise Mclntyre Casner (Mrs. Robert E.) 
1155 Wakefield Drive, Birmingham, Mich. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

It looks as thouph we've been hiding our 
lights under a bushel all these years — what im- 
pressive lists of activities! Most of us seem 
pretty busy with church, scout, PTA and ■ 
children. Natalie Lambing Paige points out 
that besides the above, with her "three wild 
men," she can't really do too much, but is 
starting painting lessons and gardening again. 
They have all been ice scootering and skating 
on the frozen bay — sounds like fun. Peter 
and son have two boats for summer. 

Shirley Clipson Krider has two children, 
holds office in numerous organizations, teaches 
Sunday School to four-year olds, and is troop 
Committee Chairman of Girl Scouts. She hopes 
to get to Pittsburgh for reunion. Helen Weller 
T\ach, besides the usual community activities 
and clubs, is taking a course in Political 
Science at George Washington University. 
She's been travelling to Denver and Key West 
with the Presidential Party. How our class gets 
around! Speaking of getting around, Beth 
Howard Smith sent news of her airline hostess- 
ing and move to California too late for the 
last Recorder. Since then she's married and out 
in Honolulu. What next, Beth? Elane Fttz- 
uiilson Anderson has been to New England, 
California and Florida with her (now four) 
children during spring vacations. Elaine has 
been deaconess of the Congregational Church 
three years, on the PTA board, is Precinct 
Chairman of Woman's Republican Club, does 
volunteer work at children's Memorial Hospital 
in Chicago, is secretary for March of Dimes 
and belongs to the Chicago Junior League. 
And we thought we were busy! 

Alice Chattaway Kittle is Sunday school 
teacher for 21 ten year olds, president of PTA, 

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has been township chairman for Red Cross 
and Community Chest for three years, is Den 
Mother, and has been travelling. She adds 
that the four Kittles are happy. 

Carolyn Martin is secretary to Director of 
Development at Dickinson College, teaches 
Sunday school, co-sponsors the Junior West- 
minister Fellowship in Fir-t Presbyterian 
Church, Carlisle, and is a member of the Board 
of Directors of the Y.W.C.A. Mae Oettinger 
Schit'einsberg has two children, goes to Florida 
each summer to visit their families, belongs to 
several organizations, is a volunteer at St. Clair 
Memorial Hospital, and is neighborhood chair- 
man for Heart Fund. 

Vivian Fric\ Nicholas points out that her 
three children were born in far flung places — 
Alexandria, La., Colorado Springs, Col., and 
Buffalo, N. Y. She is active in PTA and is as- 
sistant leader of a Girl Scout troop. 

Ruth Gracey Suttner says that being a min- 
ister's wife includes an interest in all church 
activities, "but only a light finger!" She's a 
very active board member and helps with the 
cooperative nursery school for three and four 
year olds — besides raising her own three. 
Charlotte Wolf Bec\man. also busy as mother 
and pastor's wife, is deaconess of Memorial 
Presbyterian Church in Cherokee, Iowa, and 
is serving as secretary for the Sioux City 
Presbyterial. 

Allison Meyer is attending evening classes 
at Pitt for special certification. She is in her 
eighth year of being secretary for Dr. Edward 
Mayer. Adelaide Mitchell Hughes reports a 
trip to Washington state and Western Can- 
ada last year, to Texas and California the year 
before. She too belongs to an impressive list 
of clubs and volunteer organizations and has 
one son. Jean McGowan Marshall is busy with 
"the usual" activities, caring for her own three 
and with an added job now as a Brownie 
Leader — "poor little dears" she says. Gladys 
Patton MacNeiH is also busy with the usual, 
which includes her two boys, and definite plans 
to attend reunion. 

Louise Mclntyre Casner reports helping to 
organize a Chatham Alumnae group in De- 
troit, Mich. — hasn't lived there long enough 
to get active in anything else than "house 
work and babysitting" with her three. Jane 
Pierce Eaton has just finished three weeks of 
jury duty in Criminal Court — "a most inter- 
esting and enlightening experience!" She's also 
busy with choir, Fine Arts Club and the usual 
groups — plans to visit her parents in Ft. 
Lauderdale next month. 

Alice Steinmar\ Andrews has changed 
church singing jobs to the Fourth Presbyter- 
ian Church, Pittsburgh after twelve years at 
Sewickley. Jack has been in West Penn Hos- 
pital for six weeks but she and the two chil- 
dren hope to have him home soon. 

The class extends its sympathy to Susan 
Wooldndge Fishburn whose father passed 
away on December 26, 1954. 

Jeanne-Anne Ayres Widgerv holds offices 
in church and alumnae groups, has temporar- 
ily traded in her author's pen to care for her 
three pre-schoolers. 

Most of us are looking forward to reunion 
in June. It sounds as though we're going to 
be quite a crowd. We'll let you know what 
plans are evolving later on. Meanwhile many 
thanks for your dollars and suggestions! 

CLASS OF 1943 
Secretary: Jane Fitzpatrick McGough 
(Mrs. -Walter T.) 
125 Bayard Place 
Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 



BIRTHS: 

Marian Cruciger TSjichol. a daughter, Linda, 
March 17, 1955. 

Barbara Heinz Barone. a daughter, Berna- 
dette Joan, May 31, 1955. 

Claire Horowitz C!me, a son, Evan Arnold, 
November 28, 1955. 

Martha Truxal Dougherty, a son, James 
Steele, August 8, 1955. 

Vance H\de Feinberg, a daughter, Linda 
Joyce, April" 17, 1955. 

Jane Fitzpatric\ McGough, a son, Hugh 
Fitzpatrick, January 5, 1956. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Elizabeth Maroney Aiello (Mrs. Wm. F.) 

4439 Fairway Drive, Los Alamos. N. M. 

Ainv McKav Core (Mrs. D. H.) 

2511 Glenwood Court, New Albany, Ind. 

Marv Campbell Ec\hardt (Mrs. Robert H.) 

1 1 1 Buckingham Road, Pittsburgh 15, Pa. 

Marion Teichman McKone (Mrs. Jos. F.) 

Hdq. 315th Air Division 

APO— 704 c/o P.M. 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Janet E. Ross 

c/o Duer, 1510 Pershing Drive 

Presidio of San Francisco, Calif. 

A[ancv Doerr Wilson (Mrs. Frederick H.) 

93 3 Hickory Hts. Drive 

Birmingham 2, Mich. 

Peggy Suppes Tingling (Mrs. John E.) 

74 Sylvania Drive 

R. D. 2, Bridgeville, Pa. 

Margaret Anderson Thompson 

(Mrs. William D.) 

Nolen Lane, Darien, Conn. 

Florence Crovle Beal (Mrs. Russell) 

1575 Westdale Road, South Euclid 21, Ohio 

Priscilla Sweet Bentley (Mrs. W. Robert) 

955 Cordova Drive, N.E., Atlanta 5, Ga. 

Helen Taylor McCurdy (Mrs. G. L.) 

Rural Route 4, Evansville, Ind. 

Lorraine Wolf Regan (Mrs. William C.) 

18 Richard Ave., Merrick, L.I., N.Y. 

Libby Maroney Aiello has combined acting 
with an otherwise full schedule. She is cur- 
rently playing the part of an Indian in the an- 
nual faculty play at the school where she 
teaches 4th grade. She also has a weekly kid- 
dies* story hour on the local radio station for 
the AAUW. They have moved into a new 
house and Bobby is enjoying nursery school. 

Marian Kieffer Arnold is singinc again. She 
is taking voice lessons, is soloist in the church 
choir and did alto solo work in Mozart's Re- 
quiem with Cathedral Singers — a local ora- 
torio chorus, with Eleanor Steber as guest solo- 
ist. Her husband is doing graduate work and 
serving on the faculty at Vanderbilt Univer- 
sity along with working at the Vanderbilt Uni- 
versity Hospital. She hopes to come to Pitts- 
burgh this summer. 

Marian Lambie Arnheim added a room to 
her house and found that a simple addition 
can be a liberal education in construction. 

Pat Blue Byers is busy with PTA meetings 
and church meetings. She has a budding bal- 
let enthusiast in 4 year old Chris and Paul now 
is in kindergarten. 

Amy McKay Core's move to Indiana wasn't 
easy. They drove down with two cases of 
chickenpox, 2 cats and 1 dog. However, once 
there, things brightened up. The town is de- 
lightful and Jean De Haven Uhl '44 came to 
call from her home in Louisville. 

Claire Horowitz Clme's son's entrance to 
kindergarten has made the Clines active mem- 
bers of the Sunnyside School's PTA. Claire's 
husband plays saxophone and clarinet in the 
PTA orchestra and Claire devotes her spare 
time to school projects. 



Litci Cummins Connor will have a new ad- 
dress soon. Her husband has been transferred 
to Youngstown, Ohio, and they are busily 
looking for a house there. 

Marv Campbell Eckhardt loves living in Fox 
Chapel even though it involves much more 
driving than city life. Her two children are 
studying piano and are entertaining Mary with 
duets. Bob is now with Pittsburgh Plate Glass 
doing automotive glass research. 

Jeanette Mvers Erler and her husband are 
redecorating their house and find the project 
quite time consuming. 

Vance Hyde Feinberg's new daughter really 
keeps her stepping. With three children now 
she reports that she just hasn't the time or en- 
ergy for outside projects. 

Eleanor Garrett Gittings has been busy do- 
ing club work but manages to fit a bit of house- 
work in too. Her Nora is in 4th grade now. 

Gloria Sik'erstein Goldberg and her four- 
year old son go to a cooperative nursery school 
where Gloria is education chairman. Her 21 
month old daughter will join the group next 
fall. Barbara Hagaman, '49, lives near by and 
she and Gloria plan to see each other often. 

Mary Schweppe Hoffman is preparing to 
move into their new house which will be ready 
in June. 

Althea Lowe Johnson has a new position at 
Ellis School. She is teaching physics and psy- 
chology to seniors, and science to grades 1 
through 6. She is also Director of Testing 
there. She wonders if her classes include any 
of our children. 

Ciaranne Van Fossen Johnson spent last 
summer at Penn State where Bob had a re- 
search project. She reports that State College 
is no summer resort but a real improvement 
over the heat of St. Louis. 

Dorothy Minneci McCabe has spent much 
of her time driving Patti and her kindergarten 
mates to and from projects. She is amazed at 
the travels of five year olds. 

Janet McCormic\ has the same job but in a 
new location. The U. S. Steel Research Lab 
moved to Monroeville and Janet commutes 
from Emsworth daily. Anyone living along her 
route might invite her for a cup of coffee. 

Louise ^Wallace Menges and her family win 
the blue ribbon for the most active family in 
the class. Her girls are taking piano, swimming, 
and dancing lessons and Sally is developing 
an artistic bent. Bobby has appeared on 
WQED's Charming Children Program and is 
also becoming a swimmer. Bob is Worshipful 
Master in his Masonic Lodge. Louise is teach- 
ing Sunday School, is a member of the Junior 
Board of Presbyterian and Woman's Hospit- 
als and the PTA and has served on two drives 
this year. 

Betty Brown Porter takes second prize for 
activities. She is accompanying the Highland 
Male Chorus, doing odd jobs for the Sketch 
Club Players of Woodbury, is on the Conven- 
tion Committe of the William Penn Desk and 
Derrick Club and on the Rules Committee of 
the Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs 
whose convention she attended in New York 
City last fall. 

Miles fanouch Price has spent most of her 
time coping with colds this winter. It seems that 
the Prices have had more than their share of 
germs. 

Janet Ross has gone west again. First to 
Fort Lewis and then to Camp Hanford, both 
in Washington and she is presently in San 
Francisco. 

]ean Archer Rotherinel and Dan are plan- 
ning a six weeks' vacation in Europe — Eng- 
land, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and 
Holland — and Jean says that she still can't be- 
lieve she's really going. 

Ginny's Hendryx Shan\ is vacation minded 
even in the midst of Scout and Brownie work, 

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church activities and community projects. She 
reports having had a grand time at Cape Cod 
last summer and is looking forward to packing 
up for a summer at Sherwood Forest,. Mary- 
land, this year. 

Colleen Lauer Stein somehow manages to 
take a few courses at Peabody Teachers Col- 
lege even though busy with church and neigh- 
borhood activities and keeping an eye on Mark 
and Jay. She sees Marion Kieffer Arnold and 
Jean Sweet Bently and met Barbara K. John- 
ston Rossignol when she was in Marietta. Bar- 
bara has a daughter, 6, and a son, 4. 

Marian Teichman McKone's mother an- 
swered the card as the McKone family is in 
Japan. They arrived in Yokahoma on January 
9th. They spent a week at the National Park 
Hopone Fuji and are now in their own home 
at Kunitachi Macki near Tachekowa Air Base 
and Tokyo. 

Peggy Suppes Tingling had just settled 
down after their move from Kansas City when 
the paper hangers arrived. Now she is trying 
to restore order. 

The sympathy of the class is extended to 
Mary fane McComb Angei'ine whose mother 
died in August, to fanet Ross whose father died 
in August and to Colleen Lauer Stein whose 
father died in December. 

CLASS OF 1945 
Secretaries: Helen Robinson Forsyth 
(Mrs. Robert D.) 
5261 Pine Tree Lane 
Boardman, Youngstown, O. 

Patricia Smith Joyner 
(Mrs. J. A.) 

4105 Somerset St. 
Detroit 24, Mich. 

BIRTHS: 

Dottie Firth Benter, a daughter, Nancy Jean, 
October 7, 1953. 

Jane Murray Blair, two daughters, Lynne 
Murray, April" 10, 1954, and Cynthia Wil- 
liams, July 29, 1955. 

Harriet Fleming Muryn, a son, Stephen Rob- 
ert, October 24, 1955. 

Elma Emminger Joseph, a son, Richard 
Douglas, July 24, 1955. 

Dorothy Lind Sherrard, a daughter, Amy 
Lind, June 11, 1955. 

Ruth Ford Woodward, a daughter, Edith 
Timblin (Timmy), January 3, 1955. 

Phvllis In graham Stout, a son, Bruce Dud- 
ley, March 22, 1955. 

Barbara Hansen Cummings, a son, Brian 
Haven, April 24, 1955. 

Pauline Basen\o Thomas, a daughter, Lilli, 
July, 1955. 

Jean Dalzell MacMillan, a daughter, Mar- 
garet Reid, June 3, 1955. 

fane Mettb Ei'ans, a daughter, Amy Jo, 
January 24, 1956. 

Helen Robins'oit Forsyth, a son, William 
Douglas, November 26, 1955; adopted Feb- 
ruary 3, 1956. 

fune Collins Hopkins, a son, Stephen Brag- 
don, February 10, 1956. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Jannv Becl; fameson (Mrs. William) 

Box'll, Westfield, Pa. 

Janet Har\less Beattie (Mrs. Thomas A.) 

106 Mt. Vernon Drive, McKeesport, Pa. 

Helen Robinson Forsyth (Mrs. Robert D.) 

5261 Pine Tree Lane, Boardman, 

Youngstown, Ohio. 

Jane Wood Ziercher (Mrs. Jack) 

322 Hays Road, Bridgeville, Pa. 

Barbara Collins Millman (Mrs. James) 

'27007 Midland Road, Bay Village, Ohio 



Phyllis Ingraham Stout (Mrs. Benjamin B.) 

Duncan Ave., Cornwall-on-Hudson, N. Y. 

Helen Truxal Noyes (Mrs. David T.) 

Judson St., Sunset Heights, Raynham, Mass. 

Janet Brewster Reynolds (Mrs. John) 

34 Franklin St., Auburn. N. Y. 

Martha Cox Hartman (Mrs. Howard) 

522 Glen Arbor Drive, Wynnevvood, Pa. 

Anna Thomas O'Connor (Mrs. John C.) 

411 Yallcyview Drive, R. D. 2, Library, Pa. 

Lois Lutz, Pierce (Mrs. H. J., Jr.) 

1344 Jefferson Avenue, Akron 2, Ohio 

Georgia Raynor 

463 Conover Terrace, Orange, N. J. 

Elma Emminger Joseph (Mrs. Leonard G.) 

449 Winthrop Drive, McKnight Manor 

Pittsburgh 3 7, Pa. 

Emma Grijfiths Smith (Mrs. Loren C.) 

80 Mt. Lebanon Blvd., Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 

Virginia Vol\ay Moss (Mrs. H. Michael) 

9 Stuyvesant Oval, Apt. 6G, 

New York, N. Y. 

Bettv Urban Lydic\ (Mrs. Frank) 

109 "N. Oakhill Road, Pittsburgh 38, Pa. 

Eleanor St. Clair Hurtt (Mrs. William C.) 

202 W. Swissvale Ave., Pittsburgh 18, Pa. 

Tsfellie Ireland Phillips (Mrs. Victor) 

553 Lake St., Morgantown, W. Va. 

Janet Kennedy 

39 A Lee St., Cambridge 39, Mass. 

Emily Noll Zerbe (Mrs. John E.) 

151 Dutch Lane, Pittsburgh 36, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

Even exams become nostalgic memories after 
ten years and thirty-four of us had a wonder- 
ful time as we reminisced last June 4th at the 
reunion luncheon in Woodland Hall. We also 
took this occasion to present the college with 
our two thousand dollar insurance policy (we 
once dreamed of ten — thousand, that it). Jane 
Wood Ziercher deserves our deepest gratitude 
for her able collecting and handling of the 
fund. We continued to exchange compliments 
and conversation later in the Chapel lounge. 
A(ancy Herdt Hall and Jean Dalzell MacMil- 
lan were two who sent regrets but wrote in- 
teresting letters. Nancy enclosed pictures of her 
house and children, and many of the proud 
mamas present had snapshots to show. That 
night twenty-four girls (and I use the term 
benevolently) and their eager (?) husbands 
made it to the University Club for a dinner 
dance. Most of us never found the orchestra 
but had a marvelous time catching up on every- 
one's accomplishments (mostly along progeni- 
tive lines we must confess). It was worth the 
miles many of us travelled to be there and 
here's to the next one! And now for what's 
happened since. 

We heard from Carolyn CoseJ Lam pi sun- 
ning for a month in Florida. They were plan- 
ning a trip to the Keys in their new boat, a 
Jersey Sea Skiff. Son Jib, four and a half, had 
that day caught five fish by himself. Shades of 
Old Man and the Sea. 

Harriet Fleming Muryn wrote that son, 
Billy, three, and the new baby manage to keep 
her out of trouble. 

Polly Wilson Ac^enhei! reported nothing new 
but the measles, but we hear that she has re- 
cently been elected chairman of the Dormont- 
Mt. Lebanon regional group. 

Marjorie Elliot Weiner is teaching first grade 
at the Heathcote School in Scarsdale, New 
York. Bob is Director of Cartography and 
Geography at Bnarcliff Junior College. 

Dottie Lmd Sherrard is quite ecstatic about 
daughter Amy. I received a Christmas snap- 
shot and her motherly pride is justified — she 
is a doll. 



Georgia Raynor became Junior Circulation 
librarian at the Orange Public Library in Sep- 
tember, 1954 and just loves it. 

Phyllis Ingraham Stout is busy with bridge 
club, garden club, and is superintendent of the 
Sunday school. Ben was reelected to Cornwall 
Central School Board of Education. She adds 
they're learning to read the new way with first 
grader Susan. Phyllis was able to come to the 
reunion due to a very understanding husband 
who baby-sat with their three young ones. 

Marian Cohen wrote that her piano is still 
her passport to interesting and varied adven- 
tures. She returned in December from another 
Columbia Concerts tour that covered ten thou- 
sand miles from Maine to Florida and as far 
west as Nebraska and South Dakota. Last year 
she saw even more of the country while travel- 
ling with the Robert Shaw Chorale. 

Betty McCrory McBride continues to enjoy 
living in the South. They have a new house 
and Jack plans to teach summer school at State 
College in Whitewater, Wisconsin for six 
weeks this summer. The McBrides have three 
little girls. 

Janny Beck, Jameson is learning to live a new 
kind of life in her new home located in a tiny 
mountain town fifty miles from the nearest 
city. Janny says it is beautiful and they have 
started to do some ice skating. 

Ruth Ford Woodward and family are hav- 
ing a new home built and are in the process of 
selling their present home. Ruth adds that it's 
awful to have one's home spotless twenty-four 
hours a day. 

Barbara Collins Millman wrote that she's 
joined a much too active hospital board. Her 
two girls are big enough to argue now, joining 
son Jib in the general din. 

Anna Thomas O'Connor and Marian Upde- 
grajj Sunnergren have been attending the col- 
lege lecture series, Ideas in Transition. 

Mary Jane Youngling Tvgard reports noth- 
ing unusual in her life but adds that normalcy 
is lively enough with Captain Kangaroo and 
the Mickey Mouse Club making a daily con- 
tribution. 

Janet Harmless Beattie is busy fixing up her 
new house, and daughter Melinda, two and a 
half, is just busy. Tommy is enjoyin" kinder- 
garten. 

Helen Truxal N.oyes is another gal with a 
new house. They broke ground for their new 
home last Spring and moved in by Fall. Helen 
and Dave moved back to Taunton from Cleve- 
land when Dave bought half interest in a 
printing company. Young Dave is in kinder- 
garten and Jeff at two and a half, the usual 
dear trouble maker. 

Jean Dalzell MacMillan is busy with three 
pre-schoolers and a home to care tor. 

Lois Long Kmgsland reports a very pleasant 
busy life as does T^ancy Herdt Hall and Tish 
Heston Kidder. 

June Collins Hopkins' fourth son was born 
with RH blood complications, but after two 
replacement transfusions within twenty-four 
hours, he is doing all right, and they hoped to 
have him home within a week. Bill is still 
teaching school. 

Eleanor St. Clair Hurtt lives in Edgewood 
and has two children, William Jr., now eleven, 
and Andrea, four. Eleanor is active in the 
Edgewood Cot Club, the Children's Hospital, 
Shadyside Hospital, and the Junior League. 

Lois Allshoitse Harnacl^ still loves suburban 
life and is First Vice President and Program 
Chairman of the 4th Ward Republican 
Women's Council. Son Alan is enjoying the 
first grade. 

Helen Clewer Armstrong expects to be mov- 
ing back to Cleveland in May or June. Re- 

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cently moved to Philadelphia from Cleveland is 
Martha Cox Hartman. Before moving. Coxie 
and Howard were royally entertained at a din- 
ner by Ruth Jenkins Horskurgh and Ken (Jane 
and Bob Blair braved the elements to attend) 
and at a luncheon given by Tish Heston Kidder. 

Patsy Speers Bradley is delighted that the 
Hartmans will be living just ten minutes by 
car from her in Philadelphia. Patsy is president 
of the Chatham Club there and is also a den 
mother. 

Jane Wood Ziercher has a street number 
now but assures us that it doesn't mean much 
as they are still very rural. Eric was in nursery 
school, but picked up too many cold bugs, so 
he's on leave of absence until after a needed 
tonsillectomy. Jane misses frequent telephone 
(no toll) chats with Petie McFall Schall who's 
in Baltimore for a six months' job Allan has 
there. They expect to be back in May. 

Janet Brewster Reynolds moved to Auburn. 
New York in the Fall. John is manager of the 
Credit Department for Sears Roebuck there. 
Janet is just being a happy housewife now. 

Polly Basen\o Thomas is still teaching at 
Shady Side Academy Junior School and when 
time permits entertains at dinner parties, etc. 
Alex has his pilot's license now and during the 
summer months they intend to do some flying 
(rented plane). 

Janet Kennedy wrote from Boston that she 
is still doing child guidance work. She ran into 
Dorcas Liebold ("44) at a party not long ago. 

Grace Benner Crosbie's days are plenty ac- 
tive enough taking care of David, six, Gary, 
four, and Ruth, one. 

Barbara Hansen Cummings and her hubsand 
are looking forward to a Bermuda vacation in 
May with great anticipation. 

Carla Gregson Dubs is busy taking care of 
Andrea, 8 years and Greg, 3 years. They spend 
the winter refinishing antiques. Carla haunts 
every auction for miles around and has been 
making draperies and hooking rugs. 

Elma Emminger Joseph has three girls and 
a boy now, so is really appreciating their new 
eight room house. She'd love to have anyone 
coming out that way drop in. 

Emma Griffiths Smith reports one husband, 
one son, and one dog, but now has two cars 
if you can count her "work horse" a real car. 

Helen Robinson Forsyth is back in Youngs- 
town now and she and Bob are on Cloud Nine 
since son Bobby came to join them. 

Alice Craig Coyne's husband is still commut- 
ing to East Liverpool daily, a long trek, but he 
hasn't gotten to the point of deciding to move 
yet. 

Marian Swannie Hall spent a marvelous time 
trying to keep up with the Horsburgh's pace 
on a recent visit there. She arrived in the mid- 
dle of Jenk's redecorating the whole house. 
She enjoyed seeing Jean White Marble ('46) 
and Bud at a "pot luck" dinner. 

Ginny Volfcav Moss lives in New York City 
and is married to a sales engineer. They have a two 
and a half year old daughter named Leslie Ann 
who is a Conover model. Ginny was an account 
executive for BBDO Advertising Agency, but 
she retired last year to take a trip around the 
world for the Swedish American Line as the 
Junior hostess and handled publicity. Her hus- 
band taught bridge on the trip. 

The sympathy of the class is extended to 
Louise Flood Egan on the death of her father 
in February, 1956, and to Janny Bec\ Jameson 
on the death of her sister, Isabel, in October. 
1955. 

Yours truly, Patty Smith Joyner, and my 
three men enjoyed a Florida vacation at Ellinor 
Village last Fall coming back by way of Pitts- 
burgh to help celebrate my parents' fiftieth 



wedding anniversary. I would like to claim that 
I'm a self sacrificing soul and that's why I took 
this on alone, but as you well know I'm a very 
nosey creature and couldn't wait to get all the 
dirt first-hand. Mama Forsyth may have the 
pleasure next year. I'm not that nosey! 



TEN YEARS AGO 

(From the Fall 1945 RECORDER) 
The following is reprinted in part 
from an article in the New York Times 
of Sunday, August 11, 1946. 

"Two women's colleges, one with a 
large student body and the other a 
smaller institution, have adopted new- 
courses of study for the coming year, 
in line with recent curricular trends 
at liberal arts colleges. 

At both Smith College and Penn- 
sylvania College for Women the ob- 
jective of the revised curriculum is a 
liberal education. Both seek this 
through a balance between a resrict- 
ive and standardized course of study 
on the one hand, on the other, a too 
freely elected program." 



CLASS OF 1947 
Secretaries : Ruth Arnold Harmon 
(Mrs. Bruce C.) 
24112 E. Silsby Road 
Beechwood Village 
Cleveland, Ohio 

Jessie Smith James 
(Mrs. Mark) 
Hunt Road 
Pittsburgh 15, Pa. 

Margaret Schumacher Meyer 
(Mrs. Rex) 
R. D. 2, Box 155 
Gibsonia, Pa. 

MARRIAGES: 

Tillie Boguk\i to D. J. Sobek, October 9, 
1954. 

Gloria Molinatto to John D. Spellacy, July 
12, 1955. 

BIRTHS: 

Jottie Beeson Schrader, a daughter, Ellen, 
November 26, 1955. 

Tillie Boguls^i Sobe\. a son, David John, 
December 9, 1955. 

Marv Conway Reese, a son, Charles Clar- 
ence, April 24, "1955. 

Loev Dewalt ZeUers, a daughter, Chesney 
Dewalt, April 4, 1955. 

June Danes Rush, a daughter, Jill Lorraine, 
May 14, 1954. 

Peggv Dodge Poindexter, a son, Philip Craig, 
August' 22, 1955. 

Marjie Bennett Sherts, a son, James Hervey 

II, August 21, 1955. 

Barbara Gill Gregory, a son, Thomas M., 

III, October 27, 1955." 

Marjorie Molin Young, a son, Charles, Jr., 
July 10, 1955. 

Mary Alice Kline Morris, a daughter, Sally 
Sue, April 13, 1955. 

Virginia Lefurgy Tubbs, a daughter, Rebecca 
Ruth, February 23, 1955. 

Peg McSu>igdn Friday, a daughter, Susan 
Jane, September 21, 1955. 

Dons Sampson Trimble, a daughter, Mary 
Susannah, October 29, 1955. 

Peg Schumacher Meyer, a daughter, Leslie 
Anne, January 14, 1956. 

Laura Wilev Robertson, a daughter, Laura 
Lynn, June 10, 1955. 

Carol Wise Walp. a daughter, Shevane Mar- 
garet, November 22, 1955. ■ 



NEW ADDRESSES: 

Anne Coughenour Crossland (Mrs. Robert) 

3309 Woodvue Drive, Pittsburgh 27, Pa. 

Tillie Boguh\i Sobe\ (Mrs. D. J.) 

223 Copeland Ave., North Braddock, Pa. 

Alice Burns Kasimins^y (Mrs. Anthony C.) 

6215 17th Avenue, North, 

St. Petersburg, Florida 

Louise Baehr Larson (Mrs. S. W.) 

Cook Road, White Oak, McKeesport, Pa. 

(After August 1st) 

Isabel Griffiths Borland (Mrs. David) 

229 Garlow Drive, Pittsburgh 35, Pa. 

Marjorie Bennett Sherts (Mrs. Charles H.) 

957 Milton Ave., Pittsburgh 18, Pa. 

Ellen Card Donnell (Mrs. W. R.) 

6 Wellington Drive, Hampton, Va. 

Margaret Cavanaugh Boylan (Mrs. Ray) 

c/o Mrs. T. A. Cavanaugh, 

17 Sumner Ave., Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

Barbara Cott 

800 Heberton Ave., Pittsburgh 6, Pa. 

Marv Alice Earneth Wissner (Mrs. R. C.) 

21965 Cromwell Ave., 

Fairview Park 26, Ohio 

Bettv Flec\ Hendric\son (Mrs. John W.) 

938 E. Arcadia Drive, Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 

Eleanor Goldfarb Hirsh (Mrs. Edgar R.) 

937 Forestway Road, Glencoe, III. 

Ruth Grasso Vaughn (Mrs. Guy) 

Brookville, Pa. 

Grace Lonabaugh Rhodes (Mrs. John D.) 

537 Saxonburg Road, Pittsburgh 38, Pa. 

Lt. Betty McKee 

215 Highland Ave., Buffalo 22, New York 

Marv Alice Hoag Harrison (Mrs. John, Jr.) 

30 Woodland Drive, Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 

Alice Kells 

851 California Street, 

San Francisco, California 

Leslie Lees Birch (Mrs. E. J.) 

280 Graphic Blvd., New Milford, N.J. 

Jeanne Rambo Dunbar (Mrs. George) 

2315 Hillside Drive, Burlingame, Calif. 

Lois Jac\ley Padden (Mrs. J. R.) 

1223 Washington Ave., 

Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Jeanne Houston McCready (Mrs. R. B.) 

3906 San Pedro St., Tampa 9, Florida 

Janet Petty Gray (Mrs. Glenn) 

Easton's Lane, R.D. 1, Woodstock, N. Y. 

Gloria Mollindto Spellacv (Mrs. John D.) 

407 N. Pennsylvania St., Apt. 910, 

Indianapolis, Indiana 

Jeanne Ritz Gumm (Mrs.) 

1244 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. 

Peg Schumacher Meyer (Mrs. Rex) 

R.D. 2, Box 155, Gibsonia, Pa. 

Mary Lou Wallace Frazee (Mrs. R. C.) 

2614 Santa Barbara Drive, 

Pittsburgh 34, Pa. 

Laura Wiley Robertson (Mrs. William A.) 

2682 Sunnyfield Drive, St. Clair Acres, 

Bridgeville, Pa. 

Carol Wise Walp (Mrs. Henry C.) 
923 Hill Ave., Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

Marjorie Mohn Young (Mrs. Charles M.) 
1023 Manchester Ave., Norfolk, Va. 

Elaine Sauerwein Mathison (Mrs. John T.) 
88 Morningside Drive, New York 27, N. Y. 

Hancy Walters Cobetto (Mrs. Jack B., Jr.) 
321 Maple Ave., Pittsburgh 18, Pa. 
Anne Dalzell Bacon (Mrs. H. W.) 
1059 Maple Heights Rd., Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 

Georgiana Gilliland Denniston 

(Mrs. Philip) 

255 Ingram Lane, Northfield, 111. 

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GENERAL NEWS: 

Margie Mohn Toung reports that with a 
new home and three whole years in the same 
place they feel like natives of Norfolk. 

Lee Hutton Sage enjoyed trips with her 
children to the Eastern Shore, Washington and 
Pittsburgh last summer. She stayed with Evie 
Moc\ Hirtle in Pittsburgh. In the fall they 
took a week-end trip to the Adirondacks and 
visited Santa Claus Village, Make-Believe Land 
and Frontier Town — wonderful for the chil- 
dren. 

Esther Kennedy MacDonald is not teaching 
this year but keeps busy with a Brownie troop 
and a new puppy. 

With the arrival of Sally Sue last April, 
Mary Alice Kline Morris has three children in 
her family. Martha Alice is six and in first 
grade and Stevie is four. 

Virginia Lefurgy Tubbs' husband is a Phy- 
sicist with the American Optical Company. He 
received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins in 
February. 

Jane McCormic\ Lohr's young David has 
arrived at the "helpful" stage around the house. 

Gloria Loller Lewis and her family are set- 
tled in their new home located across from 
Beck's Charter Oaks, off Greentree Road. 

Barbara Mason is Dresident of the Chatham 
Alumnae Club in Westchester County, N. Y. 
She is still working at Lord and Taylor where 
she is Associate Buyer in the Budget Coat De- 
partment. 

Ruth Griffiths Magnusson is busy getting her 
new house in order. 

Pat Gersmann Joseph hopes to be settled 
either in Pittsburgh or Erie by summer. Herb 
is working in Erie now and comes home on 
week-ends. 

Else Greger Miller's new split-level house is 
just a hole in the ground now but should be 
ready to live in by early summer. Her daughter, 
Stevie, is ten months old. 

Vic\y Haverstic\ Myers and her husband had 
mild cases of non-paralytic polio during the 
hurricanes last fall. Vicky helped to plan and 
carry out a campaign to raise $1000 for the 
Student Emergency Loan Fund by selling 
North Carolina State College Woman's Club 
Cookbooks priced at $1.00. There are still 
some available and Vicky will fill mail orders. 

Eleanor Goldfarb Hirsh entertained Chat- 
ham Alumnae in the North Shore area for the 
purpose of organizing a club there. She keeps 
busy with Jill and Jimmy and a new home, and 
hears frequently from Lucy Beale Bond, Rose- 
mary Hoge Milli^en and Marian Arras Wal- 
lace. 

K[orma Trozzo Hop\inson is a clinical audi- 
ologist at Eye and Ear Hospital where she is 
working on an experimental research project. 
This work plus following Hop's football and 
basketball teams keeps her very busy. 

Janet Petty Gray has moved to New York 
where Glenn is now an instructor in Electronics 
with I.B.M. They love the new community and 
have found the scenery in the Catskills most 
beautiful. 

Jeanne Ritz Gumm and her two children are 
now living in Chicago where she is Public Re- 
lations and Publicity Director for the Conti- 
nental Casualty Company. 

Congratulations to Gloria Mohnatto Spellacy 
and John who were married in New York last 
July. 

Mary Lou Wallace Frazee and husband, 
Russ, moved into their new home last Decem- 
ber and are looking forward to landscaping 
this spring. 

Janet Thomas is teaching at East McKees- 
port and playing a lot of tennis at South Park's 



indoor court in preparation for the tournaments 
this summer. Janet ranked 4th in the city last 
year and has hopes for 1st place this year. 
Good luck, Janet! 

Although busy with her two boys and a 
Great Dane, Lois Power Moore has found time 
to attend alumnae group meetings and has en- 
joyed them very much. 

The Virgin Islands has proved to be a popu- 
lar vacation spot this year. Peg McSurigfln Fri- 
day has just returned from a vacation there and 
Roberta Swarm Tipton plans to stop there in 
June while on the Shrine Cruise. 

Janice Wilson Bader attended a luncheon in 
December given by Florence Maddox '32. She 
enjoyed seeing Tsfany Hurt Hall. Pat Kennedy 
Earley. Judy Sutherland, and Mrs. Allison. 

The Cleveland reporter (and the term is 
used loosely) had fun hearing from a partially 
new list of '47ers, but only 17 out of a possible 
40 replied. 

Alice Burns Kasimins\y wrote her note un- 
der the shade of a palm tree 'cause the sun was 
too hot!!! 

June Daries Rush teaches four year olds in 
Sunday School — Vernie Lowar Scott's little 
boy is in the class. 

Louise and Scott Larson had a "grand vaca- 
tion" in Virginia last September, mostly look- 
ing over Williamsburg. 

Helen Brown vacationed last summer in the 
West visiting some of the parks, plus going on 
to California. 

Jane Campbell Little recently directed a one 
act play for the Mt. Lebanon Players. She also 
is studying voice at Chatham. 

Elua Braziell Hively is enjoying her "diver- 
sion from the old routine" working part time 
as a therapist at Akron General Hospital. 

Marian Arras Wallace feels lucky being on 
the Pittsburgh end because she gets to see so 
many Alumnae — but we all can look forward 
to TENTH REUNION!!! 



CLASS OF 1949 
Secretaries: Eloise Haase 

3938 Winshire Street 
Pittsburgh 12, Penna. 

Joyce Robinson Hauck 
(Mrs. Charles R.) 
20 Bradley Park Drive 
Hingham, Massachusetts 

Catherine Stauffer 

Monteverde 
(Mrs. Thomas P.) 
Montevista Apts., 401 E 
63rd and Oxford Streets 
Philadelphia 43, Pa. 

ENGAGEMENTS: 

Virginia Van Scoy to C. Perry Armin, wed- 
ding during summer of '56. 

MARRIAGES: 

Catherine Stauffer to Thomas Monteverde, 
December 31, 1955. 

Marv Xerocostas to Demetrius Iatridis, Sep- 
tember' 25, 1954. 

BIRTHS: 

Ruth Brodnax Craig, a son, Samuel Brodnax, 
May, 1955. 

Harriet Kerr Dave, a son, Harry Alan, Janu- 
ary 16, 1956. 

Marv Shuma\er Dra\e. a son, Tommy, July 
30, 1955. 

Joyce Robinson Hauc\, a son, Charles Page, 
October 14, 1955. 

Jinny Robertson Hec\ert. a daughter, Pat- 
ricia Dorane, October, 195 4. 

Beverly Stein Johnston, a son, Bruce Arthur, 
December 7, 1955. 



Sally Francis Mayhall. a son, Stephen Ham- 
mond/July 21, 1955. 

Martha Brun\ Sharpe. a daughter, Alivia 
Ann, April 2, 1955. 

Marjorie Livezey Sims, a daughter, Pamela, 
February 9, 1955. 

Alice Vandermar\ Stanton, a daughter, Ruth 
Ann, December 24, 1955. 

Carol McCulIough Stride, a daughter, Cindy, 
August 23, 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Mary Kay Fletcher Anderson 

(Mrs. Warren E.) 

1625 Juniper Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho 

Eleanor Wenning Atuiell (Mrs. Robert) 

5620 Maple Heights Court, 

Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 

Ruth Brodnax Craig (Mrs. John D.) 

14 Emerald Lane, Levittown, Pa. 

Barbara Evans Disunites (Mrs. Robert) 

1494 Green Avenue, Glenshaw, Pa. 

Marv Lou Tite Ellsworth (Mrs. Robert E.) 

584 Harvard Road, Monroe Heights 

R.D. 1, Pitcairn, Pa. 

Peggy Sljuic\ Gibson (Mrs. Raleigh S.) 

Arquimedes 95, Chapultepec Morales 

Mexico, D.F. 5, Mexico 

Pat Yet'ser Griffiths (Mrs. Edward K.) 

726 10th Avenue, S. E., Rochester, Minn. 

Pat Williams Holman (Mrs. James) 

401 Franklin Avenue, Waverly, Ohio 

Joan Culbertson 

Martinsburg Road, Mt. Vernon, Ohio 

Jean Mattern 

9985 Alto Drive, LaMesa, California 

Jeanne Anderson 7\[esbit (Mrs. Russell) 

Old Leechburg Road, R.D. 1, 

Pittsburgh 3 5, Pa. 

Rachel Anto 

c/o H. Parens, 49 E. McAlister Place, 

New Orleans, La. 

Jeanne Baiter Alexander (Mrs. E. N.) 

6329 Douglas St., Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 

Elizabeth Barnhart Blaine (Mrs. John R.) 

36 Blaine Drive, Boise, Idaho 

Marv Xercostas Iatridis (Mrs. Demetrius) 

36 — 1 Revere Road, Drexel Hill, Pa. 

Claudia Bullers Jan^e (Mrs. Robert A.) 

420 Homestead Road, La Grange Park, 111. 

Olga Mamula 

109 College Place, Syracuse 10, New York 

Sally Francis Mayhall (Mrs. Stanley) 

4423 Burma Road, Monroeville, Pa. 

Marv Lou She\ell Mellon 

(Mrs. Wilbur S., Jr.) 

1703 President Drive, Mt. Royal Village, 

Glenshaw, Pa. 

Eleanor Sharer Mitchell 

(Mrs. Howard E., Jr.) 

602 Kelso Road, Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

Catharine Stauffer Monteverde 

(Mrs. Thomas P.) 

Montevista Apts., 

401 E. 63rd and Oxford Streets, 

Philadelphia 43, Pa. 

Rhea Turner Risdon (Mrs. Don) 

1225 Del Mar Parkway, Aurora 8, Col. 

Tiaom-i Gar\ic\ 

2717 Connecticut Ave., Washington, D. C. 

Barbar Grafflin Cooper (Mrs. James K.) 

1019 N. Negley Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Roberta Hanson Helm (Mrs. P. Ralph, Jr.) 

3 5 50 Ridgewood Road, Apt. 15, 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

Ginger Hotter Pierce (Mrs. Robert C.) 

1713 Sherman Drive, Utica 2, N. Y. 

Irma Cathcart Prine (Mrs. Charles W., Jr.) 

1279 Folkstone Drive, Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

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Martha Brun\ Sharpe (Mr^. C. Bruce) 

2540 Pittsfield Blvd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Marjorie Livezey Sims (Mrs. John) 

7414 Inzer Street, Crestwood Park 

Springfield, Virginia 

Betty Christy Snell (Mrs. Thomas R.) 

3542 Schoolhouse Lane, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Betty Jun\ Weltman (Mrs. W. Conrad) 

11532 Garde*nia Drive, Pittsburgh 35, Pa. 

Marv Elizabeth Wiles 

320Normandie Apts., 253 Alexander St. 

Rochester 7, New York 

Martha Sutton Atnmoii (Mrs. James B.) 

Apt. 208, Pt. Garden, 19295 Edgefield, 

Harper Woods 36, Michigan 

Patricia Hardy Butts (Mrs. Donald) 

R.D. 1, Box 315 B, Homestead, Pa. 

Betty Meli'in 

Box"227, Bradford, Pa. 

Clara Mi\los Hoon (Mrs. John R.) 

325 Woodhaven Drive, Monroeville. Pa. 

Francis O'Heil Kerr 'Mrs. Clark R.) 

85 Belvidere St., Pittsburgh 5, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS : 

Marv Kay Fletcher Anderson wants her 
phone number published so that anyone going 
west can at least give her a call. Fletch and 
Andy are on the direct route to Yellowstone, 
Jackson, and Sun Valley, in case anyone is 
going that way, and the phone number is Idaho 
Falls 3659-W. They expect a visit "when the 
weather breaks" from Liz Barnhart Blaine, 
Bud, and the two children. Last September, the 
Andersons had a visit from Barb Hoge Dansa\ 
and family. 

Bob has now finished his first year of surgi- 
cal residency so Eleanor Wenning Atu'ell finds 
the future brighter with only four more years 
to go! The Atwells recently bought half a 
duplex in the East End and that plus the two 
children keep Eleanor plenty busy. 

Still delighted with their home and Prince- 
ton in general are Sally Dougan Augustine and 
Bill. Sally says their little boy Win has the 
deepest voice she has ever heard in a small 
boy. And his mother was once Alice in Won- 
derland!! 

Jean Eraser Bailey and Oak had a visit last 
August from Claudia Bullers Jan^e and her 
husband and spent most of the time catching 
up on news of each other and other class- 
mates. Claudia and Bob found Milwaukee so 
cold that they moved "south to Chicago" to 
enjoy a warmer clime. 

Henrietta Biasing is still teaching in Butler 
County, but now commutes in a brand new car. 

Marge Alexander Bnn\worth is still in Se- 
wickley and seeing Billie Bilderbac^ Frederic^ 
and Lois Frederick McCutcheon almost daily. 
Marge and Brink recently redecorated their 
living room and are very pleased with it. 

Jo ?s[usbau)n Cone's husband executed a 
"grande coup" in Little Silver by being the 
first Democrat ever elected to the town council. 
Our congratulations and good luck to Art who 
new finds himself serving under a Republican 
mayor and with an all-Republican council. 

Ruth Brodnax Craig's new baby gives her 
two boys and a girl. Ruth and Jack were trans- 
ferred recently and are happy to be back in the 
East. 

If anyone is planning a trip to Phoenix, 
please stop and see Barbara Hoge Dansac\. 
Bob and Art see Lucy Beale Bond and her 
husband almost every weekend for bridge. 

After 6!/2 years of teaching, Harriet Ken 
Dave reports that being a housewife and 
mother is a most welcome change. 

Since they moved into their home in Febru- 
ary of last year, Timmy Mount/ord deFrance 
and Bill have added a double garage and 



breezeway, put in a lawn and shrubbery, 
painted and puttered inside. A Dark surrounds 
their street, so the two boys go sled riding twice 
a day. 

Back in Pittsburgh are Barb Evans Dismu\es 
and the family. Bob is now working for Alle- 
gheny Ludlum in Brackenridge and they are 
renting temporarily until "we find a suitable 
spot to erect a mansion." Barb says her twins 
are rearing right along and she finds them to 
be a barrel of monkeys. 

Lou Tite Ellsworth and Bob, also transferred 
back to Pittsburgh, have built a new home out 
beyond Monroeville. They hated to leave Al- 
bany but love their new house that Bob de- 
signed for them. 

Marv Shuma\er Dra\e says she has no 
earth-shaking news to report, like acquisition 
of Ph.D.'s, but is proud of their third child 
who turned out to be a redhead! 

Planning an Easter trip to Florida are Ray 
and Peg McGeary Fels and their boys. They 
need the rest after a pre-Christmas renovation 
of their home. 

Billie Bilderbacl^ Frederic^ reports from Se- 
wickley that their 'status' is quite 'quo' at 
present, but come spring, she and Hal and the 
two boys are moving to Beaver Falls. 

Some people have all the luck! Jean Riihi- 
luoma French and Don spent five wonderful 
weeks in August and September at their cot- 
tage "Sea Swept" in Bermuda, and then before 
Christmas, Don took Jean to Europe with him 
on a business trip. 

Ginny Garber is now designing costumes at 
Theatrical &? Dance Supplies in the Triangle 
and learning all about the ballet from budding 
ballerinas. 

In the Capitol whirl is T^aomie Garlic\ who 
is working as an assistant to the Comptroller 
General of U. S. Administrative Assistant. She 
meets a constant flow of Senators and Congress- 
men and loves her job. Naomie says she and 
five other girls are living in an old house on 
Connecticut Avenue. 

Another invitation to "stop in" for those 
of us who have the time and means to travel 
comes from Peggy i^tiic^ Gibson in Mexico 
City. A letter from Quickie was full of news: 
most exciting probably is that she has the dis- 
tinction of being Mexico's only woman motor 
boat racer and that husband Raleigh holds the 
Mexican speed title in inboard hydroplanes at 
121 mph; Quickie has been studying the guitar 
for some time now, doing volunteer work at 
the American British Hospital, and has been 
secretary of the Mexican Boating Federation 
for two years. And as if that isn't enough, she 
and Raleigh worked as volunteers with the 
Olympic Committee during the Pan American 
games held in Mexico in March of 1955 and 
hope to go to the 1959 Pan-Am games in 
Cleveland as official translators. 

Pat Teiser Griffiths is teaching Psychiatric 
Nursing at the Rochester State Hospital on a 
part time basis. Ed is in his second year at the 
Mayo Clinic, and Becky is now a lively two 
year old. 

Now teaching third grade in the Perrysville 
School, North Hills Joint Schools is Eloise 
Haase, who enjoys it a great deal. 

Barbara Moore Hagaman reports that the 
heavy California rains did them no personal 
damage. Wet feet and a muddy yard were the 
only ill effects from one 24-hour period in 
which 7 inches of rain fell. 

Louise Hetneman Harper and Bill spent 
New Year's weekend with Marge Sims and 
John in their new home in Virginia. They are 



also "trying to paint, wallpaper and work on 
the game room." 

M J Ewing Hervey had a visit last Septem- 
ber from Ginny Van Scoy as Ginny passed 
through Canton on her way back to graduate 
school in Denver. It was their first reunion 
since graduation and they had a wonderful 
time. 

Does anybody from the class live near 
Waverly, Ohio? Pat Williams Holman has just 
moved there and says she'll take time out from 
making drapes, rearranging furniture, stowing 
away hundreds of things, etc., to visit with 
anyone near by. 

Mi^e Mi\los Hoon's news is that she is now 
an aunt since Bob's sister Mary Beth Pritch- 
and, '52, had a baby. 

Candy Walter Hyser says that little Chris 
keeps them busy enough to restrict their social . 
activity, but they did manage to drop in to see 
Jean Tsagaris Karidis and her family over the 
Christmas holidays. 

Marv Xerocostas Iatridis had lots of news 
squeezed on her card. She received her M.S. 
in chemistry from Carnegie Tech in 1951; went 
to Europe for 6 months; has been working for 
Westinghouse since 1952. In September, 1954 
she was married and her husband reecived his 
Ph.D. in Social Economy in June, 1955. He 
is teaching at Bryn Maur and is an Administra- 
tor at the Child Study Center Psychiatric 
Clinic. 

Beverly Stein Johnston received quite a 
present in December when Bruce Arthur ar- 
rived on her birthday. They are having lots of 
fun taking movies of him so "any visitors will 
just have to sit through home movies." 

Jean Tsagaris Karidis's husband, Pete, is 
now working with Westinghouse Atomic 
Power at Bettis Field and finds the work quite 
exciting. Jean says that previous to his being 
accepted for the job, "we had to undergo an 
FBI investigation that was almost like an epi- 
sode from 'Dragnet'." 

jean McGregor Kondrat and Ray expect to 
move this spring as Ray is now Sales Engineer 
in Ohio for Metals and Controls Corp. 

Shirley Patterson Kros^e is busy helping Bill 
organize their high school reunion along with 
church "organ" izing. 

Well, Jane Linton and Joan Swannie finally 
had a get-together in New York City. JD also 
got together with Jo Morledge in November 
with other Chathamites. Jo writes of a fabu- 
lous 6 weeks European jaunt last summer, 
visiting seven countries with Italy her favorite. 

At present Olga Mamula is a student dean 
at Syracuse University and will get her MA. 
in June in guidance and personnel work. She 
just completed work on "Guide to Guidance," 
an annual annotated bibliography of pertinent 
guidance material for counselors, personnel 
workers, etc., which kept her real busy. 

Shirley Lawrence Mason is still teaching 
Math at Turtle Creek High School while Jim 
is writing his doctorate dissertation. 

EUie Luthringer Matrson and Ray plan 'to 
start building a home in New Canaan and hope 
to be settled by fall. 

Mary Lou She\ell Mellon and Bill had a 
busy but wonderful time planning their new 
home, watching it being build and then moving 
in during November. Their two little girls 
are growing up — Christie is 4 J/2 and Wendy 
is now 2. 

Betty Melvin has been visiting her sister 
Ruth Melvin Toung near London since Sep- 
tember and expects to visit Germany before 
returning home. 

E\eanor Shaver Mitchell is back in Pitts- 
burgh with Mitch, an account executive with 

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W. Craig Chambers Advertising Agency. Elbe 
is singing in a church choir and recently did 
solo work at California State Teachers' Col- 
lege. 

Jeanne Anderson INJesbit writes of a pleasant 
but wearing car trip to Florida with her family 
and 19 month old son. 

Corinne Welch Patton is now secretary to 
the Executive Vice President at Blue Cross 
Hospital Service. 

Ann Shane Per\ey writes they are busy 
buying a house in Crafton, Nevin is a bank 
auditor and David is in kindergarten. 

Kay Tench Pittman writes of a wonderful 
trip she and Frank made to St. Paul to visit 
her brother. 

Mary Lou Rider has changed from teaching 
seventh grade to fourth grade to try elementary 
for a while. 

.Mitni Altman Russell's card arrived just at 
the last minute. She writes that they are busy 
making a playroom in their basement. Also 
that sbe sees Doris Rowan Schroth '46 quite 
often as "she is only about 10 minutes ride 
from us." 

Martha Brun\ Sharpe has joined the list 
of faculty wives as Bruce is now an assistant 
professor at the University of Michigan. Also 
the baby is growing so fast and is such a joy. 

Barbara Shields is in training as a supervisor 
in the millinery department of Rosenbaum's. 

Marjorie Livezey Sims has had a busy year 
with a new baby, Pamela, arriving just two 
days after Debbie's second birthday. Then 
moving into a brand new ranch type house 
and both girls having chicken pox and a round 
of colds. 

Chris Snel! and Tom are very happy in their 
new home with their two very active, blond 
daughters — Tina, 4Yz and Lindy 2J/2- 

Alice Vandermarl( Stanton has been active 
in the Cleveland Alumnae group and visited 
Chatham in November with Marlene Shettel 
Stovice\. 

Carol McCulIough Stride is head over heels 
in the Junior Symphony Group Fund Drive 
in Indianapolis. 

Ginny Van Scoy will receive her MA. in 
Education this June at the University of Den- 
ver. Her fiance is assistant librarian at Mid- 
land College, Fremont, Nebraska. 

Lu Berry Wenne\er recently received a 
prize for paintings in the Associated Artist 
Show and is presently doing a show at the 
Pittsburgh Playhouse. 

Pat Hardy Butts and Don attended Gradu- 
ate School at the University of Pittsburgh last 
year. Now Don is associated with Mellon Bank 
in the Investment Trust Department and Pat 
is a Guidance Counselor at Bethel Junior- 
Senior High School. 

That seems to be it for this year, with the 
addition of news of measles, chicken pox, very 
active children, dogs, etc., from our married 
members. Also thanks for "no news" reports 
from Carolyn Walter Shouf>. Joan Swannie, 
Bobby Watson Wagner, Peggy Thompson 
Weil, M. E. Wiles, Marilyn Mar\s Zelt, and 
Elaine Beyer Ziv\ovich. 



FIVE YEARS AGO 

(Student comment in the 
1951 RECORDER) 

DINING A LA MODE . . . Every- 
one pauses for a moment of silent 
thanks when he passes the new Din- 
ing Hall. No longer will we have to 
eat with somebody's elbow in our 
face. 



CLASS OF 1951 
Secretaries: Peggy Tucker Thompson 
(Mrs. P. T.) 
5428 Baum Blvd. 
Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 
Dorothy Dodsworth 
2 Willard Street Court 
Cambridge, Mass. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Donna Bischoff Mees (Mrs. J. D.) 

3 36 Woodside Road, Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

Miranda Blair 

520 Crain Ave, Kent, Ohio 

Betue Bohman Kobbe (Mrs. L. M.) 

166 West 58th St., Apt. 4 A, 

New York 19, N. Y. 

Eleanor Colvin Wilev (Mrs. Thomas 

2804 Phillips Ave., Glenshaw, Pa. 

Dorothy Dath Buttyan (Mrs. W. R.) 

1140-E"East Doran'Ave., Glendale 6, Calif. 

Dorothy Dodworth 

2 Willard Street Court, Cambridge, Mass. 

Anne Doeing Rinaldo (Mrs. Paul L.) 

Apt. 310, 8904 Manchester Road, 

Silver Spring, Md. 

Shirley Elliott Johnson (Mrs. James J.) 

Melvin Court Apts.,D-3, Beulah Road. 

Pittsburgh 3 5, Pa. 

Lois Fran\e Lee (Mrs. William H.) 

10851 Longford St., San Fernando, Calif. 

Anne Gibb 

4614 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 

Ty'orma Gittins Staffer (Mrs.V. L. ) 

313 Longford Ave., Elyria, Ohio 

Ann Gould Moore (Mrs. Donald) 

136 Ringdahl Court, Rome, N. Y. 

Jean Graham Hague 'Mrs. Fred) 

2048 Rockfield Road, Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

Peggv Grove Mar\s (Mrs. Donald R.) 

1519" N. Main St., Decatur, 111. 

Marigolden Guest Tritchler (Mrs. Donald) 

744 Carol Marie Drive, Baton Rouge, La. 

Alice Jones Winner (Mrs. George J.) 

Khudr Imm. Rue Moamary, 

Ras Beirut, Lebonan 

Margaret Kennellv Murphy (Mrs. Donald) 

2445 Stark'amp St. Pittsburgh 26, Pa. 

Louise Larson McGreary (Mrs. Hunter) 

E-2 Pyramid Drive, Pittsburgh 27, Pa. 

Wilma Mathewson Pressau (Mrs. J. P.) 

2106-B Rodgers Drive, Fayetteville, N. C. 

Tfarcissa McLeod Scalise (Mrs.) 

5 Kent Road, Island Park, L. I., N. Y. 

Patricia O'Keefe Beede (Mrs. R. L.) 

1348 Hunt Ave., Richland, Wash. 

June Oswald Maurer (Mrs. Donn) 

Box 1192, Del Mar, Calif. 

Marilyn Pfohl Donnelly (Mrs. Thomas J.) 

University Square, Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 

Jeanne Pudney Fulton (Mrs. John F.) 

526 S. Aiken Ave., Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 

Elizabeth Rudisil! Beadle (Mrs. Theodore) 

5239 Keeport Drive, Pittsburgh 36, Pa. 

Emily Seaburgh Barends (Mrs. Frans) 

3289 Wakefield Road, Wedgewood Hill, 

Harrisburg, Pa. 

Sarabelle Segmiller Krapfel (Mrs. J. R.) 

407 North West Ave., Elmhurst, 111. 

Margaret Shafer Shuc\ (Mrs. Donald L.) 

Flaugherty Run Road, Coraopolis, Pa. 

Barbara Sidehammer Donaldson 

(Mrs. W. S.) 

R. D. 1, New Wilmington, Pa. 

7<lorma Smith 

184 Courtney Mill Road, Pittsburgh 29, Pa. 

Marguerite Sullivan Hannon 

(Mrs. J. W., Jr.) 

3478 Ridgewood Road, Pittsburgh 35, Pa. 



Joan Swanson Whelan (Mrs.) 
3852 Waldo Ave., Riverdale 63, N. Y. 
Bertha Thompson Thompson 
(Mrs. Daniel B.) 

207 Bellevue Drive, North, Bellemeade, 
Nashville, Tenn. 

Margaret Van T^ess Colvin (Mrs. Thomas J.) 
106 Cornish St., Aiken, S. C. 
Joann Walthour 
317 S. Fifth St., Indiana, Pa. 
Iva Watson Baird (Mrs. Philip C.) 
2103 Waterbury Road, Lakewood 7, Ohio 
Martha Whaley Webster (Mrs. F. F.) 
150 Second St., Fanwood, N. J. 
Joyce Wilde Rownd (Mrs. D. R„ Jr.) 
2 Lynnwood Drive, Wheeling, W. Va. 
Marv Lou Wilkinson McCall 
(Mrs. J. J., Jr.) 

1405 Forest Park Ave., Baltimore 7, Md. 
Helen Woods Lucas (Mrs. Louis V.) 
643 Nordica Drive, Pittsburgh 37, Pa. 
Joan Young Drugmand (Mrs. Norvan) 
16 Highland Ave., Harrington Park, N. J. 
Lots Young Flyte (Mrs. H. B., Jr.) 
8 W. Frederick St., Millersville, Pa. 
7\[ancy Dewey Simpson (Mrs. A. E.) 
7444 St. Charles Ave., Apt. 3-E, 
New Orleans 18, La. 
Kathrvn Dy\ema DuBois (Mrs. G. F.) 
123 Highview Ave., Pittsburgh 29, Pa. 
Lillian Gaucher Lehman (Mrs. Herbert) 
42 Coronado Drive, Rochester 17, N. Y. 
Ann Jones Logan (Mrs. E. W.) 
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 
Ann MacFarlane 

11 Alden Place, Bronxville, N. Y. 
Marguerite Paoly Marshall (Mrs. A. T.) 
1870 Langdon Farm Road, 
Cincinnati 37, Ohio 

CLASS OF 1953 

Secretary: Marie B. Timothy 

47 Dinsmore Ave. 

Pittsburgh 5, Pa. 

ENGAGEMENTS: 

Alice Jean Berry to James W. Adams 
Marjone Whitfield to Fred K. Piker 

MARRIAGES : 

Peggy Harbison to Don Hendrickson on 
January 7, 1956 

Dorothy Fraser to Dick Bell on July 30, 1955 

Marv Jean Hague to Myron J. Pross on 
July 30, 195 5 

Roberta Roscoe to William S. Stewart on 
June 25, 1955 

Jean Schofield to James Fornof on 
August 19, 1955 

Lvnn Hann to James Baxter on August 

29, 1953 

Barbara MacDonald to Henry C. Whalen, 
Jr.. on September 16, 1955 

Elbe Bailev to C. D. Reese, Jr., 1955. 
BIRTHS: 

Sheila Bur\e Loeffler, a son, Lawrence, Jr., 
Feberary 11, 1956 

Betty Frantz Purdum, a son, Frederick Wil- 
liam, October 18, 1955 

Phyllis Hersh Spitz, a son, Charles, August 

30, 1955 

?\[aucy Moore Whitney, a son, Robert Law- 
ence, Jr., December 14, 1955 

Marcia McDowell Bennett, a son, James 
Franklin, April 21, 1955 

Alice Sedinger Domines/je, a daughter, Anne, 
May 17, 1955 

Holly Sherrard DeMart, a son, Herbert El- 
den 11,'May 21, 1955 

SaNv Crum Ferrell, a son, Jimmy, November, 
1955 " 

Lou Colburn Dobbs, a son, Frederick Court- 
rite, March 25, 1955 

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Lynn Hann Baxter, a daughter, Mary Lynn, 
October 4, 1954 

Barbara Logan Brown, a son, Warren Logan, 
December 26, 1955 

Marjorie Beard Kelly, a daughter, Barbara 
Sue, July 20, 1955 

Gretchen Albright Pec\. a daughter, Lisa 
Ann, November 13, 1955 

Sara Jane Smyser T^aylor, a daughter. Sep- 
tember 28, 1955 

Ann Orner Danidson. two daughters, Debbie 
and Joyce 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Eleanor Bailev Reese (Mrs. C. D., Jr.) 
c/o Dr. C. H. Bailey, 29 S. Oakland Ave., 
Sharon, Pa. 

Elsa Duncan Reagan (Mrs. James) 
510 Pelican Ave., Laguna Shores, Corpus 
Christi, Texas 
Jane Dumot 

653 Morewood Ave., Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 
Elaine Vincic 

61 1 Owens St., AliquiDpa, Pa. 
Sherry Joyce Shiras (Mrs. Winfield III) 
c/o R. Joyce, St. James Place, 
Pittsburgh 15, Pa. 

Roberta Roscoe Stewart (Mrs. William S.) 
830 Post St., Apt. 12, San Francisco 9, Calif. 
Dona Lester 

Country Club Road, Camp Hill, Pa. 
Lois Glazer Michaels (Mrs. Milton M.) 
401 Washington Ave., Brookline 46, Mass. 
Joanne Lindenfelser 

5810 Murrayhill Place, Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 
Kathrvn Litzenberger 
4507 Norwin Road, Pittsburgh 27, Pa. 
Cvnthia Fortanier Wager (Mrs. N. W.) 
546 Glen St., Glens Falls, N. Y. 
Helen Means Pounds (Mrs. William) 
491 Pineview Drive, Webester, N. Y. 
Sally Crum Ferrell (Mrs. James) 
6515 Forrest Ave., Gary, Ind. 
Mary Irene Moffitt 

3 Bayard Road, Apt. 2, Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 
Betsy Lee Mendicino (Mrs. Samuel) 
18-5" Valley Road, Drexel Hill, Pa. 
Frances Rohrich Jacob (Mrs. R. M.) 
479 Longridge Drive, Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 
Jean Schofield Fornof (Mrs. James W.) 
1700 Montier St., Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 
Lou Colborn Dobbs (Mrs. A. C, Jr.) 
Mill Run. Pa. 
Susan Smith 

875 East Ave., Rochester 7, N. Y. 
Janet Marshall Taylor (Mrs. E. C.) 
828 Westham Parkway, Richmond, \*a. 
Jean Su'eitzer Bower (Mrs. Paul R., Jr.) 
365 Temona Drive, Pittsburgh 36, Pa. 
Marian Gallup Drummond (Mrs. Robert H.) 
176 W. College St., Oberlin, Ohio 
Lvnn Hann Baxter (Kirs. James) 
321 Mam St., West Middlesex, Pa. 
Patricia Wilkinson 

244 Ryder Road, Manhasset, L. I., N. Y. 
Marv CaroII Williams Hofer (Mrs. Donald) 
1380 West 112th St., Cleveland 2, Ohio 
Barbara Logan Brown (Mrs. Willard V.) 
120 Simon Ave., Pittsburgh 9, Pa. 
7\[atahe Kaufmann Levant (Mrs. Robert) 
5346 W. Shew Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Madeline Miles 

82 3 Maple Lane, Sewickley, Pa. 
Alice Snodgrass Bec^u'ith (Mrs. J. S. Ill) 
17 Lennox Drive. Columbus, Ga. 
Frances Gri/Jth Golden (Mrs. John T.) 
462 S. Meadowcroft Ave., Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 
Marjone Beard Kelly (Mrs. Richard G.) 
479 Serpentine Drive, Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 
Gretcben Albright Pec\ (Mrs. Robert) 
484 Hoodridge Drive, Pittsburgh 34, Pa. 
Sheila Bur\e Loeffler (Mrs. Lawrence) 
S Blake Hill, Springfield, Mass. 
Jane Montgomery Dic^ev 
5136 Westminster Place," Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 



Shirley Myers 

1137 "Perm Ave., Wyomissing, Pa. 

Nancy Eisley 

1 Adams Ave., Apt. D, Evansville 13, Ind. 
J^ancy Patterson Courtney (Mrs. Graham) 
13 Corcoran Blvd., Springfield, Mass. 
Diane Gray Hall (Mrs. John A. F.) 

2 Quai Duperre, La Rochelle, France 

Nancv Hegan 

1135 West Elm Ave., Lansdale, Pa. 

Elizabeth Frantz Purdum (Mrs. W. H.) 

217 Forrest Ave., Norfolk 5, Va. 

Catherine Montgomery (Mrs. William L.) 

7300 Maple Ave., Talcoma Park, 

Washington 12, D. C. 

Betty Cornell Hirsch (Mrs. J. W.) 

261 S. Winebiddle Ave., Pittsburgh 24, Pa. 

Helen Halpern 

2432 Prospect, Houston, Texas 

Phvllis Hersh Spitz (Mrs. R. M.) 

5816 Elmer St., Pittsburgh 3 2, Pa. 

Nancy Moore Whitnev (Mrs. R. L.) 

317 Travis Drive, Pittsburgh 36, Pa. 

Marcia McDowell Bennett (Mrs. Frank) 

376 Temona Drive, Pittsburgh 36, Pa. 

Alice Sedmger Dommes^e (Mrs. Edward) 

Nicholls Junior College, Dudley, Mass. 

Dorothy Fraser Bell (Mrs. Richard) 

5 Larnaed St., Potsdam, N. Y. 

Jeannme English Abel (Mrs. R. W.) 

311 15th St., Franklin, Pa. 

Jean Maize Fran^lm (Mrs. R. A.) 

4543 Shroyer Road, Dayton 9, Ohio 

Marvjean Hague Pross (Mrs. M. J.) 

30 Spencer St., Leetsdale, Pa. 

Marie Damiano 

25 Sycamore St., Pittsburgh 23, Pa. 

Janet McKain Fawcett (Mrs. D. B.) 

1920 Shaler Drive, Glenshaw, Pa. 

Jean Geiersbach Barr (Mrs. William) 

337B East 25th St., Tulsa, Okla. 

Holly Sherrard DeMart (Mrs. Herbert) 

3850' Florence Drive, Alexandria, Va. 

Sheila Bortz Pearlman (Mrs. Howard) 

3245 Beechwood Blvd., Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 

Barbara MacDonald Whalen (Mrs. H. C.) 

1080 Ovington Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Sara Smyser Naylor (Mrs. G. H.) 

118 Crest Lane, Glenshaw, Pa. 

Kay Coates Lynch (Mrs. R. D.) 

Box 242-D, R. D. 6, Greensburg, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

Marjorie Whitjield is continuing her grad- 
uate work at Cornell and expects to get her 
M. A. in Student Personnel Administration 
in June, 1956. Marge is a Student Dean and 
head resident of a dorm of sixteen upper- 
classmen. 

Elsa Duncan Reagan is carrying on her ca- 
reer in nursing by instructing a Medical and 
Surgical Nursing and Clinical class in Corpus 
Christi. 

Elame Vincic spent the summer "roughing 
it" as program director for a summer camp on 
the Clarion River. This year she is teaching 
speech at Aliquippa High School. Still giving 
dramatic readings, too . 

Nancy Lutz continued her studies by means 
of a competitive scholarship which sent her to 
the University of Oslo, Norway, last summer. 
She also had a tour of Sweden and Denmark. 

Roberta Roscoe Stewart and her husband 
are industriously learning the ins and outs of 
California in her off-duty hours from the res- 
ervation desk of United Airlines. 

Another European traveler was Marilyn 
Vander May who took it all in this summer. 

Lois Glazer Michaels promises to retire as 
high school text book editor for Ginn and 



Company when her husband completes his 
medical training in Boston. Then back to Pitts- 
burgh. 

The lucky Donaldsons (Jane SmithJ broke 
even in Las Vegas. Toronto, Canada, is due 
for increased population soon — Jane and Bob 
expect to move there in June. Any Toronto 
alumnae, Jane wants to know? 

A new house and lots of redecorating has' 
kept Cynthia Fortamer Wagar quite busy while 
Bill is getting acquainted with a new job. Chip, 
at six months, looks quite active, too. 




"Chip" Wagar 

Sally Hoffman Spangler, in true spirit, is 
keeping up with community projects. Maple 
Queen celebration is in full force now. 

Many pubs and castles throughout Europe 
hold fond memories for Janet Marshall Taylor 
and her husband who visited there last sum- 
mer. A Yankee invader into the South, Janet 
is restoring and redecorating old houses. 

Marion Gallup Drummond reports that Ob- 
erlin keeps her stepping with the many activi- 
ties she is taking part in. Marion had a grad- 
uate piano scholarship in Cleveland and travels 
there often. 

Peggy Rogers Kesl reports attending alum- 
nae group meeings regularly. 

Lynn Hami Baxter would like to have 
Tommy Longmore Markle's address. Anybody 
have it? Lynn reports that Amy Botsaris, Cordy 
Soles and Ellie Bailey Reese have visited her 
recently. 

]ean Will(ins Meyer and faimly have taken 
off for Denver to complete their education. 

Mary Caroll Williams Hofer is active in 
Little Theater, church, bridge and alumnae 
groups. 

D. T. Watson Home for Crippled Children 
boasts a new speech therapist with a Master's 
degree. Congratulations to Madeline Miles! 

The Vice-Chairman of Young Republicans 
of Mt. Lebanon is Gloria Palmer. 

Kay Litzenberger is manager of the Surrey 
Shop branch in Shadyside. 

Sheila Burl{e Loeffier keeps me right up to 
date on the news. Baby Larry was born the day 
the questionaire was filled out. Even Daddy 
couldn't get the news any faster because he 
was on a European cruise. 

Shirley Myers is our expert on' Nassau in 
the summer. 

Danny Gray Hall can't say enough about 

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her travels through France and Spain. Bull- 
fights, the Riviera and French cuisine have 
been exciting. Danny reports that Dona Lester 
has sailed for home. 

Nancy Hegan is keeping up with current 
polio viruses with Sharpe and Dohme after re- 
ceiving her M. S. this past September. 

Catherine Montgomery has followed her 
husband to Washington, D. C, where he will 
be the Minister to Youth in the Takoma Park 
Presbyterian Church. 

Betty Cornell Hirsch is Pediatric Supervisor 
and Instructor at West Penn Hospital. She did 
some traveling to Havana, Miami and New 
York. 

CLASS OF 1955 
Secretaries : Natalie Stern Miller 
(Mrs. Craig) 
5865 Alderson St. 
Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 

Barbara Wagner Fredette 
(Mrs. John W., Jr.) 
1153 Murrayhill Ave. 
Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 

ENGAGEMENTS: 

Ruth Oberheim to .Lee R. Brewer. 
Jane McGuigan to Christopher Leavy. 
Joan Evans to. Frederick G. Taylor. 
Elizabeth Fawcett to James F. Coleman. 
Marcia Glazer to Lawrence Arnold. 
Lavinia Grimes to Thomas L. Simons. 
Joanne Hoy to James F. O'Roark. 
Marie Kibler to Fred Gaertner. 
Lee VJadsworth to Johnathan Brock. 

MARRIAGES: 

Sondra Blumberg to Charles Sonneborn III, 
June 26, 1955. 

Martha Conner to Everett N. Hamilton. 

Jiancy Follett to Richard Waichler, January 
28, 1956. 

Ethel Gottesman to Dr. Louis S. Baraff, 
June 7, 1955. 

Elizabeth Graham to Jay Williams. 

Jean Graham to George H. Rhodes. 

Janet Hoy to Charles Sterling, December 22, 
1955. 

Marv ]o Irwin to Richard W. Kelly, De- 
cember 31, 1955. 

Janet Kimball to Dr. Lowell G. Lubic, July 
17, 1955. 

Claire Koller to Robert G. Runger. 

Mary Jane Knapper to John Wallausser, Jr. 

Louise Loewenthal to Charles E. Benjamin, 
June 26, 1955. 

Jsan Monahan to Thomas McFalls, August, 
1955. 

Betsy Musser to Paul T. Anderson, Novem- 
ber, 1955. 

Carla Norberg to Charles Gaut, October, 
1955. 

Nancv Smith to Donald Dierwerth, Oc- 
tober, 1955. 

Natalie Stern to Graig Miller, June, 1955. 

Sally Seiple to John Tullai, August, 1955. 

BIRTHS: 

Barbara Wagner Fredette, a son, John W. 
Ill, July 11, 1955. 

. Phyllis Carroll Grandey, a daughter, Rosa- 
lind Laura, July, 1955. 

Reggie McDonough ORourk.e, a son, Kevin 
Peter, July 30, 1955. 

Margie Mounts Hartz, a son, Ronald Keith, 
December, 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Dorothy Bigg and Ruth Levison 

2450 Overlook, Apt. 401, Cleveland 6, O. 

Sondra Blumberg Sonneborn 

(Mrs. Charles) 

623 5 Fifth Ave., Apt. A-5, 

Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 



Nancv Boyce 

33rd "Station Hospital, APO 69, 
c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y. 
Barbara Braun 

c/o Pembroke College, Providence, R. I. 
Marilyn Campbell Kahn (Mrs. Frank R.) 
5805 "Elgin Ave., Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 
Martha Conner Hamilton (Mrs. Everett N.) 
7 Walnut Place, Long Branch, N. J. 
Wnufred Dickinson 
1090 13th St., Boulder, Colo. 
Angela Fee 

The College Club, 143 N. Craig St., 
Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 

Nancy Follett Waicliler (Mrs. Richard) 
Apt. K, 8689 San Luis Ave., 
South Gate, Calif. 
Lois Gilpin Polloc\ (Mrs. Warren) 
134D Thomas Drive, Monroe Park Apts., 
Wilmington 6, Del. 

Ethel Gottesman Baraff (Mrs. Louis S.) 
2 Bayard Road, Apt. 46, Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 
Elizabeth Graham Williams (Mrs. Jay) 
Rohrer Apt., Rohrer St., Greensburg, Pa. 
Jean Graham Rhodes (Mrs. George H.) 
1 10 Abbeyville Road, Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 
Marilyn Hill 

Room 410, 245 Blvd. of the Allies, 
Pittsburgh 19, Pa. 

Janet Kimball Lubic (Mrs. Lowell G.) 
5440 Fifth Ave., Apt. 12, Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 
Dorothy King Lambert (Mrs. Thomas R.) 
3541 Laketon Road, Apt. C-l, 
Pittsburgh 3 5, Pa. 

Joanna Warner and Marv Alice McGiuern 
6200 Fifth Ave., Apt. 20B, 
Pittsburgh 3 2, Pa. 

Marita Piggossi Spangler (Mrs. Ronald) 
31 Viking Place, Levittown, Pa. 
Prema Rajan 

23 Wellesley Road Flats, New Delhi, India 
Natalie Stern Miller (Mrs. Craig) 
5865 Alderson St., Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 
Barbara Wietrzyns\i 

1125 Bellslower Road, Cleveland 6, Ohio 
Phvllis Carroll Grandey (Mrs. Raymond A.) 
2409 College Ave., Berkeley 4, Calif. 
Barbara Wagner Fredette 
(Mrs. John W., Jr.) 

1153 Murrayhill Ave., Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 
]oan Monahan McFalls (Mrs. Thomas L.) 
918 Mason St., San Antonio, Texas 
Sally Seiple Tullai (Mrs. John) 
4623 State Road, Drexel Hill, Pa. 
Nancy Walter 

938 Colmar St., Pomona, Calif. 
Regma McDonough 0'Rour\e 
(Mrs. Donald) 
7354 West 87th Place, 
Los Angeles 45, Calif. 
Pat ]an\ows\i (Mrs. Francis J.) 
3828 Norbrook Drive, Columbus 21, Ohio 
Mary Kay Moseley 

301 Prospect St., New Haven 11, Conn. 
Betsy Musser Anderson (Mrs. Paul T ) 
908 A Scott St., Norfolk, Va. 
Bonnie Palmer Hagan (Mrs. S. Paul) 
3444 Hendricks Blvd., Fort Smith, Ark. 
Louise Loewenthal Benjamin (Mrs. Charles) 
560 Allenby Ave., Pittsburgh 18, Pa. 
Jill Roberston Sluic\ (Mrs. John D.) 
1307 North 5th St., McAllen, Texas 
Ruth Oberheim 

106 W. Hutchinson Ave., Pittsburgh 18, Pa. 
Carla Norberg Gaut (Mrs. Charles) 
1013 Findley Drive West, Apt. 2, 
Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

Muriel Oa\es Pnen (Mrs. Erich) 
1432 East 260th St., Cleveland 3 2, Ohio 
Marjorie Mounts Hartz (Mrs. L. R.) 
5114 Solberg Drive, Tacoma 99, Wash. 
Althea Gibson Wilson (Mrs. Alan O.) 
c/o J. A. Gibson, 253 E. Ridgewood Ave., 
Ridgewood, N. J. 



Nancv McCafferty Watts (Mrs. William) 

c/o Lt. William Watts, 04011096, 

Hdqs. ASAFE 8621 AAU, APO 500, 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Patricia Kir\ Volbrecht (Mrs. W. E.) 

124 Hampton Ave., Allison Park, Pa. 

Mary Sanner Hooper (Mrs. John F., Jr.) 

1530 Williamsburg Place, Pittsburgh 3 5, Pa. 

Carolyn Wohieber 

255 Kennedy St., Pittsburgh 14, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS: 

The sincere sympathy of the class is ex' 
tended to Dottie King Lambert whose husband 
passed away on March 11, 1956. Dottie is 
teaching first grade at the Roberts School in 
Penn Hills. 

For the Allegheny County Welfare Board 
of Maryland (Cumberland) Kay Auers is a 
social worker, doing child welfare work. 

Dorothy Bigg and Ruth Levison are sharing 
an apartment and working in Cleveland, Ohio. 
Ruth teaches kindergarten and Dotty, fourth 
grade. Sandy Blumberg Sonneborn is teaching 
first grade at the Hampton Township Schools. 

Barbara Braun is taking graduate work in 
mathematics on a half-time basis at Brown 
University. She is also a House Mother of a 
freshman dormitory at Pembroke College, the 
Women's College of Brown. 

Marilyn Campbell Kahn is teaching morn- 
ings at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church 
Nursery School. Enjoying a wonderful time in 
Italy is Sug Carroll. She and her mother left 
for Europe this past fall and they are now in 
Firenze, Italy, where they are both taking art 
courses. 

Roz Case is back home after having worked 
several months in New York City. 

Marty Conner Hamilton and Ham are en- 
joying their new ranch house in Long Branch. 

Linda Cunningham is teaching third grade 
in Evans City. At the same time, she is taking 
night course at Pitt working towards a Mas- 
ters in Education. 

At the University of Colorado, Winnie 
Dickinson is taking graduate work in biology. 

Teaching first grade at Clayton School, 
Squee\ Donaghue enjoys the work very much, 
while B. J. Fawcett, another teacher, has fourth 
grade classes in Mt. Lebanon. 

For Oliver Iron and Steel, Angie Fee is do- 
ing market research. 

Lois Gilpin Polloc\ and Warren are now 
living in Wilmington, Del. where Warren is 
working for Du Pont's Experimental Station. 
He received his Ph. D. from Carnegie Tech in 
September. Lois is also working for the Du 
Pont Company. 

At Juvenile Court, Marcia Glazer is work- 
ing as a probation officer, and enjoying the 
work immensly. 

Ethel Gottesman Baraff is teaching kinder- 
garten at the A. Leo Weil School. 

Another teacher, Anne Harris, is working at 
Ellis School. She teaches French and English 
in the Middle and Upper Schools. 

Fast becoming an expert in things financial, 
as she says, Marilyn Hill is working in the Tax 
Division at U. S. Steel in Pittsburgh. 

Still another teacher, Lorraine Hixenbaugh 
is teaching the kindergarten set at Dilworth 
and Fulton Schools. From the no-longer "Hoy 
twins" comes the news of Janet's marriage to 
Charles Sterling, a senior at Penn State. Janet 
is teaching kindergarten in Coraopolis and 
living in Moon Twp. Joanne is working in art 
for an architectural firm in the Alcoa Build- 
ing — Mitchel and Ritchey. This company is 
doing the Civic Arena and Redevelopment 
Project in the Hill District. Joanne's fiance, 
James O'Roark, is a sophomore medical stu- 
dent at Pitt. 

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Mary ]o Irwin Kelly's husband is stationed 
at Fort Bragg, N.C. for the remainder of 
his time in the army. To pass the time, Mary 
Jo is teaching for the Portsmouth Interstate 
Business College in Portsmouth, Ohio. 

From Jan Jordan comes the report that she 
is taking speedwriting and typing in New 
York, while at the same time she is collecting 
illustrations from American illustrators to sell 
as second rights in England, France, Italy, 
Germany, Denmark, Belgium. In short, she is 
an agent for illustrators. Says it's great stuff. 

At Linden School, Marie Kibler is teaching 
kindergarten. 

Doing part-time work, Janet Kimball Lubic. 
is working in statistics at the Dept. of Public 
Health at Pitt. 

From Claire Koller Runger who is living in 
Enid, Okla., comes this news: While she and 
Bob were in North Carolina she worked at 
Caswell — a State Institution for Mentally Re- 
tarded Children. They will remain at Enid un- 
til May when Bob gets his wings. After May 
they don't know, but they hope the next stop 
is Europe. 

Living in New Haven, Conn., Mary Jane 
Knapper Wallausser, Jr. is teaching school. 

Mollie Lenhardt reports that she hopes to 
graduate from Pierce Business School m the 
spring. She got pinned on New Year's eve to 
Mackey Titus, who will graduate from the 
University of Virginia this year. 

Louise Loewenthal Benjamin is working in 
the Chatham Admissions office. 

Working at the James H. Mathews Com- 
pany, Pat McCormic\ is sculpting marking de- 
vices for memorials in bronze. 

Barbara Wietrzyns\i is working on her 
Masters degree in Sociology at Western Re- 
serve. 

Phyllis Carroll Grandey graduated from the 
University of California at Berkeley. 

Mary Kay Moseley is working for her B. D. 
degree at Yale Divinity School. During the 
summer she spent a month in Europe where 
she met ?ian Follett. 

Prema Rajan has gone home to India but 
will return in a year to be married. She is en- 
gaged to a professor from Colby Junior Col- 
lege, Maine. 

Since moving into their new home in Colum- 
bus Pat Jan\ows\i and her husband had a 
wonderful visit from Barbara Clar\ Samuel- 
son ('52) and her husband who are living in 
Springfield, Ohio. 

Mary Joe Settino is a Policy Holder Service 
Representative with the Liberty Mutual In- 
surance Company. Last summer she spent a 
month in California with Jeanne Craig Byron. 

Mary Alice McGivern. J^ancy Smith Dier- 
werth and Carla Norberg Gaut are chemists 
with the Koppers Research Department in Ver- 
ona. 

Dolly Olsavic\ is working in Home's Book 
Department. 

Leslie Muli'ihill is Program Editor for TV 
GUIDE. 

Ruth Oberheim is an Artist Technician with 
the Personnel Training Department of Alcoa. 

Jane McGuigan enjoys her position as head 
of the Patents Research Department of Gulf 
Research in Harmarville. 

Joanna Warner is working for Heinz in the 
Market Research Department. 

Joan Monahan McFalls taught a semester of 
Physical Education in a Lancaster High School 
before joining her husband in Texas where he 
is doing psychiatric social work for the army. 

Sally Seiple Tullai is teaching kindergarten 
in Upper Darby Township. 

Nancy Walter's parents have joined her in 
Caliiornia where she is teaching. 

Natalie Stern Miller is teaching eighth 
grade English at Taylor Alderdice. 



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Everyone is invited to attend 

ALUMNAE DAY and CLASS REUNIONS 

on Campus 

Saturday, June 2, 1956 

Annual Business Meeting — 11 :00 A.M. 

Reunion Luncheon — 1 :00 P.M. 

Reunion Class Meetings — 2:30 P.M. 

Special Five Year Reunions — Years ending in 1 and 6 



FALL- 1956 




THE EXECUTIVE BOARD 

President Jane Harmeier Nims '35 

First Vice-President Janet Murray Newton '42 

Second Vice-President . Lillian Hunter Stoecklein '32 

Recording Secretary Mary F. Anderson '54 

Corresponding Secretary .... Peggy Korb Smith '46 

Treasurer Amy L. McBride '39 

Alumnae Trustees Edna M. Reitz '11 

Martha Glandon Luthringer '24 

Executive Secretary .... Ruth Hunter Swisshelm '29 
Alumnae Relations Director . . Peggy Donaldson '44 

COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN 

Alumnae Fund Ruth Hunter Swisshelm '29 

Assimilation Donice Vail Rea '48 

Helen Shelkopf Cline '42 

Finance Anne McCullough Frey '34 

Nominating Anne Negley '27 

Publicity Nancy Garlow Hoop '52 

Reunion P e ggy Suppes Yingling '43 

Jane Wood Ziercher '45 

Scholarship Betty Slocum Haldeman '38 

Social Naomi Layman O'Donnell '50 

Scholarship Benefit .... Martha Ackelson Smith '29 

Madelyn Engelhardt Sayles '51 

Lecture Series Wilma Moore Stoebener '48 

The RECORDER Committee 

Editor Ruth Hunter Swisshelm '29 

Associate Editor Louise Loeffler Wilson '52 

Mary Cole '39 Andrea Rygg '52 

Janet McCormick '43 



PITTSBURGH REGIONAL GROUPS 

Dormont-Mt. Lebanon 

Pauline Wilson Ackenheil (Mrs. A. O, Jr.,) '45 

650 Royce Avenue, Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

Downtown Business Women .... Helen Ryman '24 

50 Academy Avenue, Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 

East Boroughs Rhoda McKercher Kern 

(Mrs. Albert W., jr. ) '50 

518 Holmes St., Pittsburgh' 21, Pa. 
North Surburban .... Peggy lams Brenneman 

(Mrs. C. B.) 'x32 

Mt. Royal Blvd., Allison Park. Pa. 

Shadyside . Martha Kroenert x'14 

4383 Schenley Farms Terrace, Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 

Point Breeze Elizabeth Shollar '45 

6951 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh 8, Pa. 

South Hills Jean Sweitzer Bower 

(Mrs. Paul R., Jr.) '53 

365 Temona Drive, Pittsburgh 36, Pa. 



OUT-OF-TOWN CHATHAM CLUBS 

Boston, Mass Joyce Robinson Hauck 

(Mrs. Charles '49) 

20 Bradley Park Drive, Higham, Mass. 

Buffalo, N. Y Carla Gregson Dubs 

. . (Mrs. Marne A. x'45) 

171 Doncaster Road, Kenmore 17, N. Y. 

Southern Calif Barbara Moore Hagaman 

. (Mrs. H. M.) '49 

5847 Tampa Ave., Tarzana. Calif. 

Chicago, 111. North Shore • 

Helen Ensminger Hughes (Mrs. James A. x'30) 
415 Washington Ave., Wilmette, 111. 

Southwest. 

Claudia Bullers Janke (Mrs. Robert '49) 

420 Homestead Road, LaGrange Park, 111. 
Cleveland Ohio .... Marlene Shettel Stovicek 

(Mrs. Lawrence '51 ) 

18501 Invermere Ave., Cleveland 22. Ohio 
Columbus, Ohio .... Martha Henderson Lewis 

(Mrs. Gordon V. '30) 

300 East New England Ave., Worthington, Ohio 

Detroit, Mich Carrie Lou Kinzer Trapp 

' ■ (Mrs. Charles F. '40) 

1003 Bedford Road, Grosse Pointe 30, Mich. 

Clara Osgood '28 
138 Glendale, Highland Park'3. Mich. 

Greensburg, Pa Helen Barbour McKelvey 

(Mrs. Paul' '52) 

636 Oak Hill Lane, Greensburg. Pa. 

Philadelphia, Pa Pasty Speers Bradlev 

(Mrs. Charles C. '45) 

937 Mason Ave., Drexel Hill, Pa. 

Washington, D. C Joanne Shelley Davis 

'. . (Mrs. Robert L.) '52 

Apt. C-l, 4878 South 28th St., Arlington 6, Va. 

Elizabeth Babcock Hull (Mrs. R. B. '31) 

3319 Alabama Ave., Alexandria. Virginia 

Westchester Countv, N. Y Barbara Mason '47 

' 2 Alden Place, Bronxville, N. Y. 

Youngstown, Ohio 

Elizabeth Monroe Musselman (Mrs. William E. '44) 
160 Griswold Drive, Youngstown 12. Ohio 



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CONTENTS 

A Message to Alumnae 4 

Traditions Live on at Chatham 6 

Leadership in Action 7 

Laughlin Memorial Library 

Celebrates 25th Anniversary 8 

Chatham Awards an Honorary 

Degree to Arthur E. Braun 10 

On the Campus 11 

Distinguished Science Awards 

Made to Chatham Alumnae 14 

News of Alumnae Activities 15 

From the Secretary's Desk 17 

Activities Calendar 17 

Alumnae Giving 18 

Class News 22 




The RECORDER 

is the official publication of the 

CHATHAM College Alumnae Association 

Published twice a year, December and May. 




Alumnae Recorder 



The Art Department invites you to 
view the art exhibits in Falk Hall that are scheduled 
for the 1956-1957 season. A great variety of paintings, 
drawings, sculpture, woodcuts and photographic art 
will be shown in a continuous series of exhibits begin- 
ning September 15 and continuing until May 3 when 
the Eleventh Annual Chatham College Student Ex- 
hibition opens. 

The Alumnae Fund Committee would 
like to acknowledge an anonymous gift of $50.00 
which was accompanied by the following note: "This 
is just a token return for the aid that was given to 
me when I was a student. Though I can not repay 
in full what I received, I would like to continue the 
good work that was started by those who helped me 
and many other Chatham girls to get their education." 

An increasing number of companies 
are making it possible for their employees, and in 
some cases the wives of their employees, to double 
their alumni or alumnae fund gifts by matching 
whatever the individual gives. We have profited by 
several such gifts. It is worth looking into. Perhaps 
your company has such a plan. 

With the changing of the name of the 
college it was necessary to choose another name for 
the "Pennsylvanian", the college year book. Through 
student competition for suggested names the 1956 
year book was called the "Cornerstone." taken trom 

the words of the Alma Mater, " Like cornerstones 

of temples polished and gleaming, strong and secure 
-". Marilyn Miles Olephant. '56. and Mildred 
Schulte, '57, submitted the winning name. 

It is interesting to note that the two 
top jobs in women's work for the L'nited Presby- 
terian Church are held by Chatham graduates. Evlyn 
Fulton, '44, is the Executive Secretary and Treasurer 
of the Women's General Missionary Society, and 
Edith McBane, '33, is Editor of "Missionary Hori- 
zons'". Both are national jobs with headquarters in 
Pittsburgh. 

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A Message 



to Alumnae 






by 
PAUL R. ANDERSON, 

President 




A momentous change in the re- 
lationship between Chatham College 
and its alumnae became effective on 
November 9 when the Alumnae As- 
sociation set its seal of approval on 
the agreement which has been in 
the making since the early days of 
this year. Your approval of this plan 
gives substance to the conviction we 
all share that many of Chatham's 
brightest hours lie ahead. 

This agreement, be assured, was 
not casually composed. Alumnae of- 
ficials and the College administra- 
tion worked with unanimity of pur- 
pose — the good of the College — 
and with willingness to resolve 
problems of method accordingly. 
They embarked on a series of meas- 
ures: first, to view and evaluate the 
methods used at other colleges; 
second, to negotiate a new agree- 
ment designed to incorporate the 
successful experiences of Chatham 
and its sister colleges and to avoid 
the proven mistakes; and finally to 
submit this plan to the alumnae. 
These steps have all been taken and, 
with your blessing, the result is a 
blueprint for an even closer, happier 
and more useful association between 
Chatham and its alumnae. 

It was interesting and indeed re- 
assuring to learn from our inquiries 
that sister colleges are struggling 
with the same problems that were 
engaging us. Everywhere, however, 
one fundamental piece of thinking 
emerges : that the relationship be- 
tween the alumna and her college 

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The reasoning which serves 
as a foundation for the cur- 
rent relationship between 
Chatham College and its 
Alumni Association is out- 
lined "with freshness and 
clarity" in the introductory 
portion of the agreement, 
according to President An- 
derson, who elsewhere in 
this issue suggests a re-read- 
ing of this key piece of 
thinking, Accordingly, it is 
reproduced on page 5. 



is one which begins at matriculation 
and should continue, with mutual 
benefit, through life. 

"It is a relationship in many ways 
more indissoluble than marriage!" 
So observed one of the participants 
at an early stage, and not without 
surprise. This reasoning is outlined 
with such freshness and clarity in 
the preamble to the agreement that 
these paragraphs are reproduced 
elsewhere in this issue of the Re- 
corder, and a re-reading is invited. 

The agreement itself provides in 
essence that the College will assume 
immediately and in full its rightful 
obligation to maintain the necessary 
two-way flow of communications 
and services between college and 
alumnae — this is to be done by 
meeting all of the budgeted expenses 
of the Chatham College Alumnae As- 
sociation. 



The replies of other colleges to 
our inquiries clearly justified this 
conclusion! The record of increased 
participation in alumnae efforts, en- 
thusiasm about the association, and 
general improvement in the rela- 
tionship between the college and 
alumnae has been remarkable in 
every case in which a college has 
underwritten an alumnae budget. 

The change comes at a most 
propitious time; it becomes opera- 
tive at the moment when the Col- 
lege is organizing its resources to 
raise $3,500,000 and thus meet the 
terms of the "challenge gift" of the 
A. W. Mellon Educational and 
Charitable Trust. This offer expires 
on June 30, 1957, which date also 
marks the end of the College and 
alumnae years. 

Thus 1956-1957 is for Chatham 
a year of great decision. If we suc- 
ceed, we put $7 million to work, 
producing income year after year 
for increasing and stabilizing faculty 
salaries and scholarship aid to stu- 
dents of promise. A rough measure 
of the growth in dignity, effective- 
ness and influence which $7 million 
in new endowment will bring to 
Chatham College can be had by 
viewing our present endowment. It 
is modest by all standards of com- 
parison: $3,558,775 in market value 
as of June 30, 1956. 

Thus we are entering an alumnae 
year in which each dollar of annual 
giving not only goes to work per- 
manently and without deduction, 

Chatham College 



Preamble 



The relationship between Chat- 
ham College and its alumnae is not 
temporary. To the alumna her col- 
lege is one institution of permanence 
in a changing world. It is more 
than a quarantor of academic 
achievement. It is more than a font 
of sentimental recollection. It is 
haven, friend and counselor, for life. 

If Chatham's alumnae association 
were to disband, or had it never 
existed, the need for the College to 
maintain communication with its 
alumnae would be unchanged. Tra- 
ditional is the role of alumnae in 
the recruitment and selection of stu- 
dents, and for that matter faculty 
and administrative personnel. Less 
well known but nonetheless true is 
the fact that Chatham learns much 
from its alumnae, and shapes cur- 
riculum and policies accordingly. 

Many of Chatham's alumnae now 
devote much generous effort to rais- 
ing funds for scholarships and other 
uses. A disproportionate share of 
these energies and funds are now 
consumed in meeting budgetary re- 
quirements which are the responsi- 
bility of the College, as demonstrated 
above. 

These energies should be released 
into more productive channels. The 
College should assume direct respon- 
sibility for the operating expenses 
of the alumnae office. The psycho- 
logical value will be in applying all 
alumnae gifts directly to the benefit 
of the College. The long-term re- 
sults, as demonstrated repeatedly 
elsewhere, will be a steady rise in 
annual giving which can become a 
recognizable factor in annual in- 



but takes another dollar with it 
— a situation which recommends it- 
self instantly and favorably to the 
budget-conscious. 

This is the first phase of the 
Development Program which has 
already, I might hint, made more 
progress than meets the eye. This 
program, which aims at $7 million 
next June and $12 million not later 
than our centennial year of 1969, is 
designed fundamentally to promote 
the growth of Chatham. Bigness, it 
is well known, has never been in our 
plans. Growth, as we view it, is 
measured in the effectiveness with 
which we perform our mission of 
teaching and thus enlarge our 
sphere of influence. Chatham is a 

Alumnae Recorder 



quality institution. W'c have no 
apology to offer for this fact, and 
no plan to prepare one. 

Since some passages of this mes- 
sage may sound like exhortations to 
giving — as I most certainly intend 
them to, in this "two for one" year 
— it should be added that the lead- 
ership in this year's alumnae effort 
will naturally come from alumnae. 
Your association and local officers 
will "call the shots." Watch them 
for your signals. The attractiveness 
of the "challenge gift" suggests that 
it would not be unreasonable to seek 
$25,000 in giving this year, which 
would be something like three times 
last year's giving. 

In the meantime, Chatham is 
marching forward without waiting 
for the arrival of benefits from the 
Development Program. We have a 
most promising freshman class, as 
indicated by comparisons of institu- 
tions requiring the scholastic apti- 
tude tests of the College Entrance 
Examination Board. Our freshmen 
appear to be in the upper third of 
this group, the strongest colleges in 
the country, and it would be a gross 
oversight if I failed to thank the 
many alumnae who worked to pro- 



duce an entering class of this cali- 
ber. 

The faculty has been enlarged by 
approximately 20 per cent, giving us 
a faculty-student ratio of about one 
to eight, as low as can be found any- 
where in the country. We have em- 
barked on a program of non-credit 
instruction via television in co-op- 
eration with our good neighbor, 
WQED, one of the nation's pioneer 
educational stations. Thus, with the 
help of the Ford Foundation, we 
are carrying education in the liberal 
arts directly to the public. 

One final statistic of profound 
significance: our freshman class in- 
cludes ten daughters of alumnae. 
What better evidence of your faith 
in Chatham? 

In conclusion, a personal word. 
I was deeply moved by the cordiality 
and enthusiasm at the many chapter 
meetings across the land last year. 
By the same sign this year's round 
of visits (I will miss very few, I as- 
sure you!) are sources of pleasurable 
anticipation. The ivory tower may 
have been the dwelling place of 
some members of a previous genera- 
tion of educators, but I. for one. 
weep no tears at its passing! 




Left to right — Mrs. Swisshelm, Mrs. Mechling, Dr. Anderson, Mrs. Fairbanks 



CHARTING A NEW ALUMNAE COURSE. Helen Horix 

Fairbanks '20 was chairman of the special committee, appointed bv Grace 
Davis Mechling '24, president of the Chatham College Alumnae Association 
for 1954-1956, which negotiated the agreement which went into effect 
November 9. Ruth Hunter Swisshelm '29, executive secretarv. did the 
research (other colleges asked for copies of her findings) and President 
Paul R. Anderson won the approval of the Board of Trustees. 



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TRADITIONS 

live on at Chatham 



• A CHATHAM 
CHRISTMAS 

Snow falling down on the campus 
below, 

Chimes faintly ringing through soft 
drifting snow, 

It's Christmas time! It's Christmas 
time! 

'Jingle Bells' playing on glasses at 
night, 

Taffetas rustling in shimmering light, 

Chapel bells call us to come at mid- 
night 

To worship together in soft candle- 
light. 

Dinner, the dance and the crowning 
of queens. 
Parties and presents, holly and 
greens, 

Christmas trees, carols and chimes 
ringing, too — 

It's Christmas time! Chatham for 
you! 

"A Chatham Christmas" was 
written by the class of '52 in one of 
the Chatham College traditions, the 
song contest, for another college tra- 
dition, preparation for Christmas. 
On the campus, Christmas begins 





Christmas party 



right after Thanksgiving when the 
dininsr room besrins to echo to the 
glass tinkling of "Jingle Bells" and 
''A Chatham Christmas." 

Christmas 1956 on the Chatham 
campus is planned to be much the 
same as when you were a student. 
If you were to venture back today, 
you would find the same picturesque 
holiday gaiety. 

To set the scene, picture the gas- 
lights along Woodland Road, shin- 
ing and glittering on new fallen 
snow. Add girls in bright mufflers, 
ski suits and galoshes, gayly serenad- 
ing all Woodland Road residents 
with Christmas carols. Then, there's 
the hot cocoa party in front of the 
open fireplace at Mellon Hall and 
the annual egg-nog party at Fickes. 
And, as was the custom in the past, 
there is a colorful Christmas dinner 
where all the students are in rustling 
formals and a traditional holiday en- 
tertainment after dinner. 

Naturally, the dormitory rooms 
are all decked with holiday ribbons 
and the halls sport giant Christmas 
trees which are trimmed by the 



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various members of the dormitories. 
Prizes are awarded to the dormitory 
with the most creative and original 
decorations. 

And then will come the big social 
affair of the winter season! Some- 
time in December, the Sophomore 
class sponsors the big Christmas 
formal which includes the crown- 
ing of a queen, chosen for her un- 
selfish service to the college and to 
the community. 

The spirit of giving unselfishly 
during the Christmas season is fur- 
thered through various campus 
organizations and interest groups. 
Christmas parties are often given 
for settlement children and some- 
times the students send presents to 
needy children in foreign lands. 

However, the Christmas spirit at 
Chatham is not all social — it is 
also reverent. The Chapel is the real 
center of activity at this time of the 
year. The choir and the chorus are 
practicing or performing; the melo- 
dic chapel bells chime carols each 
day for the enjoyment of the college 
community and the surrounding 

Chatham College 




Preparing for Christmas Dance 



area. And, of course, just before va- 
cation begins, the Midnight Candle- 
light Service, a nondenominational 
vesper service, is held. Chatham stu- 
dents, their families and friends, 
make this beautiful rite one of the 
best attended programs of the year. 
Alumnae would find the service 
quite as awe-inspiring as the ones 
which were held in the past years: a 
pool of soft candlelight in the dark- 
ness — a hundred choir faces raised 
as one — and then — out of the 



silence, reverent praise of the real 
meaning of Christmas. 

The Candlelight Service marks 
the end of "A Chatham Christmas" 
and the beginning of vacation and a 
family Christmas. But, Chatham stu- 
dents will long remember the activi- 
ties in preparation for Christmas at 
the college. As alumnae, they will 
look back, as you do now, with ever- 
deepening nostalgia on this tradi- 
tion, for in it you find the students 
and the college community and the 
Chatham spirit at its best. 




Candidates for Christmas Queen 



Alumnae Recorder 



LEADERSHIP 
in 
ACTION 



The Leadership Training 

Program at Chatham 

Helen Heath Smith '44 



September 6, 1956 

I heard a great deal today about 
feeling and reflecting "the pulse of 
the group" in formulating a satisfac- 
tory opinion and course of action. I 
am therefore, rather embarrassed to 
offer you the opinion, albeit con- 
sidered, of a group of one. There's 
no help for it. I have but one pulse 
to feel for my country — as I report 
to you on a day of "Leadership in 
Action" with the current student 
leaders on Chatham campus. 

Chatham's Leadership Training 
Program, held just before the open- 
ing of the fall semester, is conducted 
by and for upperclassmen who hold 
elective or appointive offices. This 
year, LTP was a two-and-a-half-day 
combination of lecture, discussion, 
and demonstration designed to pro- 
mote a type of leadership which 
would encourage "unity and under- 
standing among the members of the 
college community." 

That's a big order, but the group 
of voung women who are entrusted 
with it may well be equal to its big- 
ness. As a group, they are notable in 
several respects: they are highly 
articulate: they are unprejudiced: 
in the best sense of the word, they 
are imaginative: and they are seek- 
ing, not only willingly, but with dedi- 
cation. They are also well-mannered 
— no, more than that, gracious. And 
they are, again notably, clean, tan- 
ned, and healthy. Further, when 
they talk about "government based 
on individual responsibility" and 
"maximum liberty within the bounds 
of authority", they do so with re- 
markable clarity and comprehension. 
All this may seem like over-exube- 
rant praise, but your reporter's pulse, 
though single, is pretty reliable in 
the low seventies (which is its dis- 
cussion-group pitch ) . and I see no 
reason to conceal the fact that I 
was exceedingly well impressed. 
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Laughlin Memorial Library 

Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary 



DR. ARTHUR L. DAVIS, Librarian 




Twenty-five years ago this Decem- 
ber the library of Pennsylvania 
College for Women was moved from 
Berry Hall into the James Laughlin 
Memorial Library, and on January 
5, 1932, the new building was open- 
ed for the use of faculty and students. 
As Chatham College is planning to 
celebrate this important event in the 
history of the institution, it seems 
appropriate and opportune that the 
librarian make a brief report to the 
alumnae of the college, describing 
the progress which the library has 
made in its twenty-five years and 
sketching the present tentative plans 
for its future development. 

First of all the librarian wishes to 
give due credit to the alumnae for 
the important role they have played 
in the development of the book 
collection. During the entire period, 
but more especially during the 
earlier years when the appropria- 
tions for the purchase of books were 
quite insignificant, the innumerable 
gifts of books and funds from alum- 
nae of the college have been of great 
help to the library staff in its efforts 
to provide a collection adequate for 
the support of the educational pro- 
gram. Space does not permit a de- 
tailed report on this assistance but a 
few statistics taken from the records 

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Main Reading Room 

of the last five years will give some 
idea of the indebtedness of the 
library to this source of aid: 

Books received .... 200 volumes 
Gifts of funds for purchase 
of memorial volumes . . $100.00 

Decade IV $180.00 

For this material help and parti- 
cularly for the interest thus mani- 
fested in the library, the staff is 
deeply grateful. 

Another important source of in- 
come for the library is the following 
endowed memorial funds : 
Cora Helen Coolodge 
Florence Davis 
Helen I. MacCIoskey 
Mrs. Charles Spencer 
The income from these funds 
amounts to about $400.00 per year. 

Gifts From Foundations 

In addition to support by the 
alumnae the library has received 
during the past five years two very 
significant gifts from foundations: 
$1,500.00 from the Mary E. Rieck 
Memorial Fund for the purchase of 
books pertaining to the fields of 
religion and philosophy, and $45.0- 
00.00 from the Howard Heinz 
Endowment Fund. With the aid of 



the latter the library has been able 
to build up its reference collection, 
purchasing many expensive sets of 
encyclopedias, indexes and biblio- 
graphical tools, and to fill gaps 
which existed in several fields in 
the general collection and in the 
collection of bound periodicals. 

The library has undergone many 
changes during its brief history. 
Twenty-five years ago the book 
collection consisted of 14.000 
volumes which were shelved in the 
main reading room, in the Browsing 
Room and in the first floor stack 
room. There were four small semi- 
nar rooms and one large lecture 
room in the basement. The small 
reference collection and reserve 
books were located in the main read- 
ing room and one of the offices 
(now the librarian's office) was 
used as the periodical room. 

At the present time the book 
collection consists of 50,000 bound 
volumes housed in the main stack 
rooms, in the Science Library and in 
the new stack rooms in the base- 
ment. In 1950 one large room which 
had been used for storage was con- 
verted into a stack room, and in the 
summer of 1956 two of the small 
seminar rooms were remodeled into 
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Chatham College 




James Laughlin Memorial Library 

one room and new stacks installed. 
Our fine collection of standard 
reference works, which occupies all 
the shelves in the main reading 
room, is now quite adequate for 
our educational program: it is no 
longer necessary to send students to 
Carnegie Library for answers to 
their reference questions. The for- 
mer lecture room in the basement is 
now the periodical and reserve 
room. Custom-built shelving, fluo- 
rescent lighting and adequate read- 
ing space make this one of the most 
popular rooms in the library. 

Historical Collection 

The alumnae will be particularly 
interested in Room 2 in the base- 
ment which is now the depositoiy for 
the College Historical Collection. 
Here we have brought together the 
Pelletreau Collection of rare books, 
the faculty and alumnae publica- 
tions, the records of the Colloquim 
Club and the official publications 
of the college : the yearly catalogs, 
the ALUMNAE ' RECORDER, 
THE SOROSIS, THE ARROW, 
THE PENNSYLVANIAN (now 
THE CORNERSTONE), and the 
student handbooks and directories. 
Here also are filed the many pro- 
grams of special events, class songs, 
and innumerable pictures and me- 
mentos of former classes and groups. 
Miss Laberta Dysart, with student 
assistance, has indexed much of this 
material which is of inestimable 
value as source material for her 
book on the history of the college. 
We cordially invite you to visit this 
room the next time you are on 
campus. 

All of these changes, we believe, 
indicate real progress in the im- 
provement of library resources for 
the use of faculty and students. 
But what of the future? ' 



When new stacks were installed 
this past summer in two of the 
seminar rooms the administration 
was informed that this would be the 
limit of expansion in the present 
library building. If we have esti- 
mated correctly, the new stack space 
will provide shelving for about 7000 
volumes, which, at the present rate 
of acquisition, would mean that in 
four or five years our stacks will 
again be filled to capacity. Further- 
more, the anticipated increase in 
enrollment will inevitably involve an 
increase in staff and in reading, 
office and work space. It is, there- 
fore, imperative that we begin at 
once to make plans for an addition 
to the library and for the remodeling 
of the present building. Our most 
urgent needs with respect to the 
latter will be the installation of a 
new lighting system in the main 
reading room and new modern 
furniture in several areas: the read- 



ing room, offices, staff room, the 
periodical room and the room which 
houses the college historical collec- 
tion. 

In conclusion, we can, therefore, 
report that our collection of books 
and periodicals, the library staff, the 
annual budget and other aspects of 
library services now meet the stand- 
ards for college libraries establish- 
ed by the American Library Associa- 
tion and other accrediting agencies. 
It is our hope that the Chatham 
College library will not only con- 
tinue to meet minimum standards 
but that it will be able to achieve a 
rating of excellent, thus keeping 
pace with the other aspects of the 
college's program of development. 
With this in mind we are planning 
for the future and with the con- 
tinued cooperation of the adminis- 
tration and of the alumnae we firm- 
ly believe that our plans can be 
realized. 



Leadership in Action 

(Continued from Page 11) 



Group leaders didn't read then- 
speeches. They spoke with few notes. 
Discussions were off-the-cuff — but 
not "off the top." Comments were 
sound, intelligent, and intelligible. 

Amy Botsaris, '53 — a political 
science major who was an outstand- 
ing student-government president, 
and who is now vice-president of the 
National Student Association and a 
graduate student at Cornell, illicited 
a perceptive discussion from the 
undergraduate leaders when she de- 
fined the purpose of student govern- 
ment as identical with the purpose 
of the entire college experience — 
learning; and amplified her subject 
in terms of the arts of "accompani- 
ment," "compromise," and "coope- 
ration in the college community." A 
lot of basic good sense worked its 
way up through this discussion ses- 
sion — about the fluidity and in- 
herent flexibility that characterize a 
democracy in good health, about the 
motive power of faith in one's as- 
sociates, about the importance of 
acting thoughtfully — on facts rather 
than feelings, about such practicali- 
ties as the keeping of understandable 
files for the benefit of future office- 
holders. 

During another session, four of 
the girls acted as "awful examples" 
of group chairmanship, a technique 



that served to get across a great 
many do's and don'ts in very short 
order. To vary the pace in still an- 
other way, the students divided into 
teams of ' six or eight, each with an 
assigned topic. Having fifteen minu- 
tes' preparation, each team came 
back to the group with a practically 
impromptu skit dramatizing student 
reaction to a particular campus 
situation. Here again, with an 
economy of time, a great many 
moral and legal hurdles, both gross 
and subtle, of campus life were de- 
monstrated effectively. 

The leadership study sessions were 
keynoted by a talk by Dean Lucile 
Allen, in which she pointed out the 
long-range objective of leadership 
experience as the ability to approach 
every situation — academic, social, 
and spiritual — soundly and with ob- 
jectivity ; to develop the skill of help- 
ing others as well as handling self. 

I got only a spoonful of LTP to- 
day, and I can hope to pass along to 
you little more than a taste — but 
my impression is that the leadership 
training effort, now in its third year, 
makes an important contribution to 
the life of the college community 
and bodes well for the larger areas 
of activity to which these girls will 
bring their leadership preparation 
and experience. 



Alumnae Reeorde 



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Chatham College Awards an Honorary 
Degree to Arthur R Braun 



On May 9, Mr. Arthur E. Braun 
gave a tea in honor of the senior 
class. This man who has served as 
the chairman of the Board of Trus- 
tees for over thirty-two years used 
this way of again showing his love 
of and devotion to the college and 
its students. 

But it turned out to be a surprise 
party for Mr. Braun. There he was 
presented with an honorary degree 
of Doctor of Laws in appreciation of 
his service to the college, to higher 
education in general and to the 
people of Pittsburgh. 

Mr. Braun is truly one of Pitts- 
burgh's most outstanding citizens — 
a leader in industry, education and 
cultural progress. He is one of Chat- 
ham's outstanding personalities — 
always ready and willing to be of 
service. 

In presenting Mr. Braun to Presi- 
dent Anderson for the honor, Mr. 
George D. Lockhart, representative 
of the College's Board of Trustees, 
said, "The rise of the College to a 
position of prominence in higher 
education is in no small measure 
attributable to this patient admini- 
strative guidance and thoughtful 
generosity."' Mr. Lockhart also spoke 
of Mr. Braun's contributions to the 
field of journalism, banking and in- 
dustry and to the cultural and health 
progress of the City. 

Dr. Anderson, in presenting the 
degree, added. "Your life has been 
a continuous exemplification of 
scrupulous integrity and benevolent 
action. We do you honor for what 
you are and what you have done." 

Mr. Braun, in addition to acting as 
head of the Board of Trustees at 
Chatham, is also a trustee of the Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh, Carnegie In- 
stitute of Technology, and the Win- 
chester-Thurston School. He is the 
president of the Buhl Foundation, 
director of the Falk Foundation, 
chairman of the advisory committee 
of the Mellon National Bank, direc- 
tor of the Harbison-Walker Refrac- 
tories Company, president of the 
Pittsburgh Skin and Cancer Founda- 
tion and director of the Western 
Pennsylvania Hospital. 

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Left to right — President Anderson, Dean Allen, Mr. Braun, 
Mr. Charles F. Lewis, Mr. George D. Lockhart 




Braun Hall — Chatham College Administration Buildint 



Chatham College 









on 
the 



a campus . . . 



FORD FOUNDATION 
GRANT FOR TELEVISION 

By Mrs. Victoria Corey 

Director of Public Relations 

Alumnae who take pride in the 
high scholastic standing of the 
College have new reason for satis- 
faction this fall, as the college rises 
to meet the challenging demand for 
increased and better facilities for 
adult education. 

Chatham College, along with 
eight other institutions of higher 
learning, is the recipient of a grant 
of $37,500 from the Ford Founda- 
tion for a three-year period for the 
production of educational television 
programs. 

This is part of the Ford Founda- 
tion plan which the Foundation de- 
scribes as designed "to help educa- 
tional television stations secure the 
participation of distinguished college 
and university teachers in meeting 
common educational objectives." 

Other institutions receiving a 
similar grant are Harvard Univer- 
sity of Chicago, University of Illi- 
nois, North Carolina State, Alabama 
Polytechnic Institute, University of 
Nebraska, and Wayne University. 

The Administration and Faculty 
of the College have long been con- 
sidering ways by which Chatham's 
unusually fine curriculum could be 
shared with the adult public beyond 
the campus in a continuing process 
of education. Last year, under the 
direction of Mrs. Mildred Evanson. 
the College explored the possibili- 
ties of educational television in a 
series of weekly half-hour programs 
on educational television station 
WQED. Faculty members and stu- 
dents participated through the year. 
Judging from audience reaction, the 
programs were most effective in 
demonstrating the scope of college 
activities. 

This year, through the Ford 
Foundation grant, the College will 
present seven half-hour programs 

Alumnae Recorder 




Mr. LeClair (I.) preparing for 
"Art Studio" 

each week, over nationally renowned 
educational television station 
WQED, for a period of 28 weeks. 
Nine new faculty members have 
been added to the college staff to 
make possible this new development 
in education. 

The areas chosen for this year are 
Literature, the Classics, Drama, Art, 
Music, and Histoiy. The material 
for each series is planned to help 
the viewer gain a clearer under- 
standing of the problems of the 
world in which he lives today. The 
programs will be presented in the 
evening hours so that they will be 
available to people whose work 
makes it impossible for them to con- 
tinue their education during the day. 

The Classic Answer 

On Monday evenings at seven 
o'clock, Dr. Robert L. Zetler pre- 
sents "The Classic Answer"; a 
search through the classics to dis- 
cover the answers they present to the 
age-old problems common to man. 
The first of the enigmas which he 
will consider is that of the problem 
of evil in the world and the human 
attempt to reconcile the co-existence 
of evil with a benevolent, all power- 
ful God. 

On Tuesdays, at seven, Charles 
Le Clair is on the air in "Art 
Studio." He presents outstanding 



painters of the Renaissance, linking 
their development of techniques 
with those of the painter and sculp- 
tor of today. 

Wednesday evenings, at seven, are 
set aside for "Americans and Their 
Worlds." This literature series is 
opened by a newcomer to the 
College. Dr. Calvin W. Lane comes 
to Chatham from the faculty of the 
University of Connecticut. His series 
of seven programs will display 
American novelists and men of 
letters from the time of the Civil 
War to the present. From the litera- 
ture of this period, Dr. Lane chooses 
those works in which the authors 
rise above a merely topical creation 
to one of universal significance. 
Three other members of the English 
Department, Dr. Frances Eldredge, 
Mr. John Cummins, and Miss Mary 
A. McGuire will each present a 
series of seven programs on Wednes- 
days after the completion of Dr. 
Lane's section. 

On Wednesday evenings at nine 
o'clock, Dr. J. Cutler Andrews, 
noted author and professor of his- 
tory, features "The American 
Story." This embraces the adventure 
of the discovery, the settling, and 
the development of the American 
continent. It presents an objective 
and absorbing picture of our coun- 
try. 

Thursdays, at seven, Charles Le 
Clair brings another session in the 
"Art Studio," a continuation of his 
Tuesday evening series. 

Thursdays, at nine, Johana Harris 
presents her well-known "Master 
Keys." This great artist of the key- 
board reveals deep understanding of 
the origins of music and musical 
forms, as she brings her audience 
the story of music as it is influenced 
by the people and the times. 

Chatham's final program of the 
week is at 8:30 on Fridays. An- 
other member of the faculty, Mr. 
Jack Neeson, Department of Drama, 
newly arrived from Western Reserve 

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University presents "People and 
Plays". In this, he demonstrates how 
the people and their times have been 
the predominating influences which 
have brought about the changing 
techniques of drama and its method 
of presentation. 

During the second semester of the 
television programs, Mrs. Phyllis 
Ferguson will take over the Drama 
series. Mr. James Storey and Mr. 
David Smith will follow Mr. Le 
Clair's initial portion of "Art 
Studio." All faculty members partici- 
pating in the television series will be 
on half-time teaching schedule dur- 
ing the time of their participation. 

None of the courses is offered for 
college credit, although a short 
syllabus will be offered with the art 
series and a final examination will 
be given at the end of the history 
series. 

From its founding, Chatham 
College has demonstrated its pioneer- 
ing spirit in education with a re- 
markable number of "firsts" in 
academic advances. It is the first 
college in this area to undertake so 
extensive a course of television in- 
struction, thus utilizing the newest 
of educational resources to meet the 
great national need for a fuller, 
wider spread of education for the 
adult population. 

If you are one who says, "I wish 
I could take my college education 
over again now that I am older; I 
would get so much more out of it," 
this is for you, and for millions of 
adults seeking to know the answers 
to the wonders of the universe in 
which they are living. 

WHO'S NEW ON CAMPUS 

COLLEGE ADDS EIGHTEEN 
TO FACULTY 

Howard Richard Reidenbaugh, 
Jr., Secretary of the College (a 
newly created major administrative 
position directly attached to the 
office of the President) . Mr. Reiden- 
baugh was formerly a member of the 
faculty of Franklin and Marshall 
College. For the past three and one- 
half years, he has been Executive 
Secretary of the Pennsylvania As- 
sociation of Colleges and L T niver- 
sities. 

James Clark McLaren, Associ- 
ate Professor of French. Dr. Mc- 
Laren received his degrees from 
Ashbury College in Ottawa, Dal- 
housie University in Halifax, and 
Columbia University. He also stu- 



died at the Sorbonne in Paris. From 
1948 until 1956, Dr. McLaren 
taught at John Hopkins University. 
During 1954-1955 he was a visiting 
lecturer at Goucher College. 

Jack H. Neeson, Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Drama and Speech. Mr. 
Neeson studied at the University of 
Delaware, Virginia Theological 
Seminary and Western Reserve Uni- 
versity. He comes to Chatham from 
Western Reserve where he was a 
Television Fellow. 

Martha E. Zimmerman, Asso- 
ciate Professor of Education. Miss 
Zimmerman, having obtained a B. S. 
degree in education from Indiana 
State Teachers College and a M. A. 
degree from Columbia University, is 
at present a candidate for her Ph. D. 
degree from the University of Wis- 
consin. Before coming to Chatham, 
she was professor of elementary edu- 
cation at Indiana State- Teachers 
College. 

Elfa Porter, Lecturer in Educa- 
tion. Mrs. Porter also comes to Chat- 
ham from Indiana State Teachers 
College. Her undergraduate work 
was done at Iowa State Teachers 
College and she holds an M.A. de- 
gree from the University of Iowa. 
Mrs. Porter has also studied at Co- 
lumbia L T niversity. 

Mary Agnes McGuire, Assistant 
Professor of English. Miss McGuire 
has received degrees from the Uni- 
versity of Maine and Columbia LTni- 
versity. She has also studied at Ox- 
ford LTniversity. During World War 
II Miss McGuire served as a Com- 
mander in the Waves. She has 
taught at the University of Bridge- 
port and Columbia University. 

Lorenzo Malfatti, Instructor in 
Music. Mr. Malfatti, a native of 
Pittsburgh, was a protege of Mack 
Harrell at the Julliard School of 
Music. He has done post graduate 
work at Cherubini Conservatory in 
Florence, Chigiana Academy in 
Sinea, and Santa Cecilia Conserva- 
tory and Academy in Rome. Before 
coming to Chatham, Mr. Malfatti 
was a member of the "Aldo Aldi" 
television show in New York City. 

J. Ross Stevenson, Instructor of 
Biology. Mr. Stevenson, a graduate 
of Oberlin College and with an ad- 
vanced degree from Northwestern 
University, was a teaching assistant 
at Northwestern and worked as a 



laboratory technician at the Des- 
plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement 
District. 

Margaret Ruth Trammel, In- 
structor in Chemistry. Miss Trammel 
has earned degrees at Texas State 
College for Women, North Texas 
State College and the University of 
Colorado. She also attended Car- 
negie Institute of Technology as a 
research assistant and Coal Research 
Fellow. 

Calvin W. Lane, Instructor in 
English. Coming to Chatham from 
the University of Connecticut, Dr. 
Lane attended Amherst College 
where he earned his B. A. degree, 
the University of Michigan where he 
was awarded his M. A. and Ph. D. 
degrees, and Harvard L T niversity. 
From 1952 until 1955 he served as 
a research assistant at Clements 
Library at the University of 
Michigan. 

Robert L. Harder, Jr., Assistant 
Professor of Philosophy. Mr. Harder 
holds a B. S. degree in Chemistry 
and a B. A. degree in English from 
Pennsylvania State University, and 
a M. A. decree in Philosophy from 
Columbia University. At present he 
is a candidate for a Ph. D. degree at 
Columbia. Since 1950, Mr. Harder 
has been a member of the Philosophv 
Department at Washington and 
Jefferson College. 

Marguerite Ver Kruzen, As- 
sistant Professor of Physical Educa- 
tion. Prior to her appointment at 
Chatham, Miss Ver Kruzen had 
served in a similar capacity at 
Lindenwood College, St. Charles, 
Missouri. She was graduated from 
Barnard College, received her M. A. 
degree from Wellesley College, and 
is currently working toward her Ph. 
D. degree at New York University. 

Rudolph Cardona, Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Spanish. Dr. Cardona holds 
degrees from Louisiana State Uni- 
versity arid the University of Wash- 
ington and has studied at the Uni- 
versidad Nacional de Costa Rica 
and the University of California at 
Los Angeles. He has taught at the 
American Institute of Foreign Trade 
and the University of Washington. 

Dorothy Kanrich, Instructor in 
Dance. With degrees from Radcliffe 
College and the University of Pitts- 
burgh, Miss Kanrich also studied at 
the New Haven School of Physiothe- 
rapy and Wellesley College. 



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Chatham College 



George Laush and Allan M. 
Bryson, Lecturers in Mathematics. 
Dr. Laush studied at the University 
of Pittsburgh and received his Ph. 
D. degree from Cornell University. 
Mr. Bryson is a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh and holds an 
M. A. degree from the same school. 
Both Dr. Laush and Mr. Bryson will 
teach part time at Chatham and the 
University of Pittsburgh. 

Fred Remington, Lecturer in 
Journalism. Mr. Remington stu- 
died at Colgate University and 
Northwestern University. He has 
added his Chatham lectures to 'his 
many duties at the Pittsburgh Press 
where he is Radio and Television 
Editor. 

Bertram Karpf, Lecturer in 
Psychology. Mr. Karpf is a graduate 
of the University of Illinois and con- 
tinued there to earn his M. S. de- 
gree. 

CHATHAM COLLEGE 

BECOMES MEMBER OF 

ALUMNAE ADVISORY 

CENTER, INC. 

Chatham College has recently be- 
come a member of the Alumnae Ad- 
visory' Center. Inc.. located at 541 
Madison Avenue, New York 22. 
New York. (Telephone— Plaza 8— 
2153). The Center is an association 
of colleges which acts as an exten- 
sion of the campus vocational office 
for alumnae seeking jobs in New 
York City, and for employers who 
want college-trained women. Free to 
applicant and employer, it is sup- 
ported by dues from its Member 
Colleges, subscriptions from business 
and professional organizations, and 
contributions from foundations and 
individuals. The Alumnae Advisory 
Center shows college graduates the 
tools of job-hunting and how to use 
them. 

Through the Center, alumnae, re- 
cent and otherwise, may register in 
order to : 1 ) apply for a job — per- 
manent, temporary, part-time, sum- 
mer or winter work period, first joh. 
first in several years, or a job in a 
different field; 2) get help in decid- 
ing what fields have the best oppor- 
tunities: 3) learn how to go about 
finding a job; 4) ask advice about 
problems on a current job: 5) learn 
how to convert volunteer experience 
into a paid job; 6) find ways to 
overcome prejudice against age. 

Alumnae Recorder 



One job category on which the 
Center does not offer counseling ser- 
vice is that of school teachers. Such 
a large and specialized field must 
be handled by teacher placement 
agencies. 

The service of the Advisory Cen- 
ter is free to alumnae of a Member 
College. Dues for the Member 
Colleges are based on the under- 
graduate enrollment of women in 
the college. For Chatham the dues 
are $200 per year (fewer than 500 
enrollment). This membership en- 
titles all alumnae, recent or older, to 
the services offered. It is the hope of 
the college administration that Chat- 
ham alumnae interested in jobs in 
New York will make full use of this 
privilege. 

ALUMNAE SCHOLARS 

Four alumnae scholarships of 
$1000, $250 a year for four years, 
are now aiding four Chatham girls. 
two of them alumnae daughters. 

The fourth and last $250 of the 
Cora Ingham Baldwin Memorial 
Scholarship has been reassigned this 
year. Althea Speerhaus. who has 
held this scholarship for three years, 
has been married and has trans- 
ferred to American University in 
Washington. D. C. to finish her 
education with her husband. Doro- 
thy Devine, senior Political Science 
Major and practice teacher, is the 
new recipient. 

Carol Moran, junior and daugh- 
ter of La Verda Dent Moran '31, 
has requalified for the third year of 
the Florence Bickel Swan Memorial 
Scholarship. Carol is majoring in 
Psychology. 

The 1955 Alumnae Scholarship 
goes again this year to Betsy Heim. 
a sophomore. 

Naomi Kipp, daughter of Marian 
Johnson Kipp '26 and a member of 
this year's freshman class, has been 
awarded the 1956 Alumnae Scholar- 
ship. A fifth scholarship of $75 is 
provided by the income from the 
$2000 given for endowment by the 
Class of 1945 as a result of its ten 
year insurance program. Wilfred 
Ann Richards, a junior, is the 
recipient of the first year of this 
scholarship. 

The Alumnae Association is proud 
of its Alumnae Scholars. It is our 
hope that through our combined ef- 
forts for scholarship we will be able 
to help an increasing number of 
girls secure that which we have al- 
ready enjoyed. 



SECOND YEAR OF "IDEAS 

IN TRANSITION" 

OPENED BY DR. PIERCE 

The alumnae sponsored lecture 
series, "Ideas in Transition", began 
its second year on October 10 with 
a timely and exceptionally able dis- 
cussion of "Economics and the Elec- 
tion" by Dr. Alfred E. Pierce, a 
member of the Political Science De- 
partment of Chatham College. Dr. 
Pierce, in dealing with the economic 
issues and forces in the 1956 presi- 
dential campaign, presented a clear 
and concise picture of the impact, 
influence and possible effects of 
these issues on the November elec- 
tion. 

Dr. Margaret Fulton, chairman of 
the Department of Education and 
Director of the Audio — Visual 
Materials Center, continued the 
series on November 14 with her lec- 
ture on "New Horizons in Teacher 
Education". Dr. Fulton urged pro- 
fessors of education to show faith in 
the new theories of education by 
demonstrating it in their own class- 
rooms. 

The three remaining lectures will 
be presented early in 1957 — January 
10. February 13, and March 13. 
Continuing the series after the 
Christmas holiday. Dr. J. Culter 
Andrews, chairman of the Depart- 
ment of History, plans to discuss 
his recent book. "The North Reports 
the Civil War", presenting a pano- 
ramic view of a new profession 
achieving maturity, sketched against 
an historically accurate time sche- 
dule of a civil war. 

In February, a picture of what 
Chatham College is doing in the 
area of marriage education will be 
presented by Dr. Phyllis Cook 
Martin, chairman of the Depart- 
ment of Biology, when she talks on 
the subject "Education Concerning 
Marriage". 

March brings a very special treat 
for lecture subscribers. Mrs. Phyllis 
Marschall Ferguson will present a 
brief lecture on "Comedy in Shake- 
speare", to be followed by a full pro- 
duction of "Love"s Labour's Lost". 
Students from Washington and Jef- 
ferson College will fill the male 
roles to complete the cast of Chat- 
ham girls. 

It is not too late to take advantage 
of these last three lectures. Tickets 
may be secured by calling the Alum- 
nae Office or at the door on the lec- 
ture night. 

Pa°e 1 3 



DISTINGUISHED SCIENCE AWARDS 
MADE TO CHATHAM ALUMNAE 



Four women-in-science, all gra- 
duates of Chatham College, were 
honored by the college at its celebra- 
tion of the twenty-fifth anniversary 
of the opening of the Louise C. Buhl 
Hall of Science on May 10. 

Rachel Carson. '29, noted biolo- 
gist and author of three best-selling 
novels in the field of science, was 
honored for her work in science 
through literature. Dr. Carson, a na- 
tive of Springdale, Pa., is best known 
for her book. "The Sea Around 
Us" — a non-fiction study of the sea 
and sealife which has sold approxi- 
mately one million copies in the 
United States and has been translat- 
ed into eighteen languages. She has 
received many awards for her work 
in this field including the Science 
Writing Medal, the National Book 
Awards, the John Burroughs Medal. 
the Frances K. Huchinson Medal 
and the Zoological Society Gold 
Medal. For the past twenty years. 
Dr. Carson has been associated with 
the Fish and Wildlife Service where 
she has served as editor-in-chief since 
1949. 



In the field of science in educa- 
tion. Dr. C. Pauline Burt. 14, pro- 
fessor of chemistry at Smith College, 
received a Distinguished Service 
Award. After graduation from Chat- 
ham, Dr. Burt earned degrees at Mt. 
Holyoke. Yale and the University 
of Leipzig. In 1917, she began teach- 
ing as an instructor of chemistry at 
Smith College. Devoted to her work 
and to the college, she has remained 
there throughout her career. Because 
of her outstanding contributions to 
chemical and educational publica- 
tions on organic chemistry. Dr. Burt 
is recognized in advanced science 
circles as an expert in her field. 

Honored for her contributions to 
science through medical practice was 
Dr. Eleanor Gangloff Morris, '40. 
Dr. Morris is now Director of 
Indian Creek Valley Child Health 
Center located at Jones Mills, Pa. 
Her clinic, erected by the people of 
that vicinity in appreciation of her 
work, assures mountain children 
adequate medical attention that they 
had been previously denied. Dr. 
Morris earned her graduate degrees 




Left to right — Rachel Carson, Mary Hostler Green 
C. Pauline Burt, Eleanor Gangloff Morris 



at the University of Pittsburgh 
and at the Women's Medical 
College in Philadelphia. She return- 
ed to Pittsburgh for her internship 
and practiced at Shadyside Hospital 
until 1951 when she began her work 
with underprivileged children. 

The fourth service award went to 
Dr. Mary Hostler Green, '34, patho- 
logist and Resident-in-Medicine at 
St. Margaret's Memorial Hospital in 
Pittsburgh. Her award was for her 
contribution to science in the field 
of research. Dr. Green, who received 
advanced degrees in biochemistry 
from the University of Cincinnati, 
has done notable research on treat- 
ment for pneumonia, cancer and 
diabetes. She is best known for her 
outstanding work in research con- 
cerning kidney infections and the 
development of a treatment which is 
being used throughout the United 
States. After graduation from the 
Medical School of the University of 
Pittsburgh, Dr. Green concentrated 
on the field of pediatric pathology 
at Children's Hospital. Last summer, 
however, Dr. Green was again 
drawn to the field of cancer research 
and began her work as Resident-in- 
Medicine at St. Margaret's. 

According to Dr. Earl K. Wallace, 
professor of chemistry at Chatham, 
the recipients of the Distinguished 
Service Awards were chosen for 
their achievements in outstanding 
degree to human happiness, well- 
being, and understanding of the 
natural world. 

The silver medallions which were 
presented to the honored alumnae 
by Mr. Charles F. Lewis, Executive 
Director of the Buhl Foundation, 
were engraved on one side with the 
Chatham College seal and on the 
other with the date, the recipients' 
name, and "Distinguished Alumnae 
Award." 

The featured speaker at the an- 
niversary program was Dr. Harold 
C. Urey, noted chemist and Nobel 
Prize winner. His subject was "The 
Intellectual Revolution." 



Page 14 



Chatham Collet 



News of Chatham Alumnae Activities 



# LETTER FROM THE 
PRESIDENT 

Dear Fellow Alumnae: 

As I begin my term as president 
of the Chatham Alumnae Associa- 
tion I want you to know that it is 
a particular privilege to have tin- 
opportunity to work with those who 
are charged with directing the pre- 
sent and future of the college. We 
are ever going forward at Chatham 
and the alumnae have had, and con- 
tinue to have, a large part in this 
progress. The present students are 
merely younger copies of you. 

We continue to direct our efforts 
toward helping the college through 
student recruitment and the Alum- 
nae Scholarship Fund. If you could 
meet the recipients of our scholar- 
ship awards you would be reminded 
that your gift is helping to give 
someone else the opportunity that 
you have already enjoyed. 

The Alumnae Board is a represen- 
tative group alert to the best interest 
of the Association and the College. 
However, the Executive Committee 
and Board members are just a small 
group working to carry out your 
wishes in the best interest of Chat- 
ham. YOU are the Alumnae As- 
sociation. Without your cooperation 
we cannot be a good Association. 
We want your interest and we want 
you to know your college as it is 
now and what the future holds for 
it. You, the Alumnae, are its Past, 
its Present and its Future, and the 
last two are with us now. This is the 
year when our Scholarship Fund 
can serve a two-fold purpose : 
scholarship aid for students now in 
college, and an investment in the 
future development of the college. 

"Ideas in Transition", Fall Cam- 
pus Day, and the February Scholar- 
ship Benefit have become establish- 
ed as annual projects of the Alum- 
nae Association. While they are, of 
necessity, held at the college and in 
Pittsburgh they are worthy of your 
attention and your interest wherever 
you may be. 

It is our hope that many more of 
you will be able to visit the campus 
this year, either for a personal call 
or to attend some of y the many 
events planned for your enjoyment. 

Alumnae Recorder 




Jane Harmeier Nims (right) receiving 

the gavel from Grace Davis Mechling, 

June 2, 1956 

We might add that this applies to 
Pittsburgh alumnae as well as those 
from more distant places. Let's make 
this an "all-out" Alumnae year. 
Very sincerely yours, 
Jane Harmeier Nims '35 

ALUMNAE 

REPRESENTATIVES 

WORKSHOP 

Nancy Stauffer Grantham '44 

A dynamic and effective method 
of broadening the scope of the 
public relations program of the new 
Chatham was further developed at 
the second annual Workshop for 
Alumnae Representatives held at the 
college September 6th and 7 th. 
Alumnae representing six states 
gathered at Chatham to participate 
in a two day program planned to 
reacquaint them with the college 
program and facilities, and to orient 
them in their responsibilities as of- 
ficial representatives of Chatham 
College. 

Under the guidance of the Alum- 
nae Relations Director, Peggy 
Donaldson, and in conferences with 
President Anderson, Dean Allen and 
selected members of the college staff, 
the representatives investigated the 
opportunities for service to Chatham 
in their own communities. The 
representatives hope to make Chat- 
ham College as well known and re- 
spected in their cities as it is in 



western Pennsylvania by fully utiliz- 
ing mass media (press, radio, tele- 
vision) to spread the name of the 
college. They will also personally 
contact qualified high school girls 
and their parents to tell them about 
Chatham. As a result of the Work- 
shop these alumnae are prepared to 
talk intelligently with prospective 
students and high school advisors 
about Chatham's educational pro- 
gram, scholarships, and academic 
standing. In addition, these alumnae 
hope to be a positive example of 
Chatham's product in their com- 
munities. 

NEW ALUMNAE 

SCHOLARSHIP 

PROGRAM FOR OUT 

OF TOWN CLUBS 

The twelve out-of-town Alumnae 
Clubs have assumed another impor- 
tant responsibility, namely, the 
awarding of scholarships to out- 
standing candidates from their 
respective areas. These scholarships, 
in amounts up to $800 (full tuition^ 
per year, will be known as Chatham 
College Alumnae Scholarships and 
are being financed this year by the 
College Scholarship Fund. 

This new scholarship plan, which 
supplements the College's regular 
scholarship program has been pre- 
sented to the presidents of the out- 
of-town alumnae clubs and received 
very enthusiastically. 

Two-Fold Purpose 

The purpose of this program is 
two-fold: first, to enrich and aid 
in giving direction to the overall 
programs of the alumnae clubs and. 
second, to widen the prestige of 
Chatham and the geographical dis- 
tribution of the student body. 

The College has sent announce- 
ments about these special scholar- 
ships to the counselors and princi- 
pals of the secondary schools in the 
respective areas, outlining the quali- 
fications for such a scholarship and 
advising them that a local alumna 
will be calling to provide further in- 
formation and obtain names of in- 
terested candidates. After carefully 
evaluating the high school records. 
(Please turn the page) 

Page 15 



College Board examination results, 
financial need and recommendations 
from alumnae and teachers of the 
various candidates, the Scholarship 
Committee of Chatham College will 
select the twelve winners of the 
Alumnae Scholarships. 

The Scholarship Committees of 
the Alumnae Clubs will publicize 
the scholarships in the local news- 
papers, contact the appropriate high 
school officials to obtain names of 
potential applicants and interview 
candidates. 

There will be only one awardee 
of the Chatham College Alumnae 
Scholarship in each of the out-of- 
town Alumnae Club areas. How- 
ever, it is entirely probable that 
some of the candidates who do not 
receive the Alumnae Scholarship 
will be awarded a regular scholar- 
ship from the College. 

All alumnae are encouraged to 
recommend outstanding students for 
the Alumnae Scholarships and 
should contact the Scholarship Com- 
mittee Chairman of the Alumnae 
Club in the same general area as 
the student. They are as follows: 

Boston — Mrs. Charles R. Hauck 
20 Bradley Park Drive 
Hingham, Massachusetts 

Buffalo — Miss Joan Swannie 
454 Bernhardt Drive, Apt. 2 
Snyder 21, N. Y. 

Chicago— Mrs. J. W. Empfield 
1030 Grove Street 
Evanston. Illinois 

Cleveland — Mrs. George Markell. 

Jr- 

1304 Brainard Road 

Cleveland 24, Ohio 
• 
Columbus — Mrs. Gordon V. Lewis 

300 East New England Avenue 

Worthington, Ohio 
• 
Detroit — Miss Clara Osgood 

138 Glendale 

Highland Park 3, Michigan 
• 
Greensburg — Mrs. Stewart Temple- 
ton 

617 Cochran Drive 

Greensburg, Pennsylvania 
• 
Philadelphia — Mrs. Charles C. 
Bradley 

937 Mason Avenue 

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania 



ALUMNAE PARTICIPATE 
IN TV PROGRAMS 

During the winter season, 1955- 
1956. Chatham College offered a 
series of twenty-six programs on 
Pittsburgh's educational television 
station, WQED. Participants in this 
series called "New Concepts" includ- 
ed 29 faculty members, 156 students, 
2 members of the Pittsburgh Sym- 
phony, a member of the United 
States Department of State and 
several members of a Pittsburgh 
summer theater group. 

In addition to these. and 
of particular interest to alum- 
nae, 10 Chatham alumnae 
and 3 husbands of alumnae 
appeared on three programs. Nora 
Lewis Harlan, Director of Admis- 
sions and herself an alumnae, pre- 
sented Marlene Frost Ewing, Helen 
Ryman and Ruth Succop in a pro- 
gram entitled "The Liberal- Arts and 
Careers". "Today's Marriage" was 
discussed by Mary Irene Moffitt. 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shank 
(Virginia Hendryx), Mr. and Mrs. 
William Ruano (Barbara Komlyn) 
and Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Poole 
(Alexandra Potts), with Dr. Phyllis 
Martin acting as moderator. A third 
program, "Women's Role in the 
Community" was presented by Dr. 
Alfred E. Pierce with Lois Kramer 
Boyd, June Feick and Henrietta 
Macleod Watts assisting. 

Mrs. Mildred T. Evanson acted 
as chairman of the Television Com- 
mittee. 



Southern California — Mrs. George 
Alexander 

5425 Bellingham Avenue 

Hollywood, California 



Washington D. C. — Mrs. Norman P. 
Reicklev 

5806 Little Falls Road 

Arlington, Virginia 



Westchester County N.Y. — Miss 
Barbara Mason 

2 Alden Place 

Bronxville, New York 



Youngstown — Miss Barbara Miller 
9 Glenmere Place 
Youngstown, Ohio 




Rose 



Pysh 



ALUMNAE AWARD 

WINNER AT UNIVERSITY 

OF VIRGINIA 

Rosemarie Pysh, who was the re- 
cipient of the Annual Alumnae 
Award for 1956, has gone on to do 
graduate work in Foreign Affairs, a 
Held in which women are becoming 
increasingly active and interested. 
She is studying at the Woodrow 
Wilson School of Foreign Affairs. 
L T niversity of Virginia, on a Philip 
Francis DuPont Fellowship. 

Rosemarie's own words, in a letter 
to the alumnae secretary, offer an 
excellent description of what she is 
doing. "The department has a very 
fine reputation nationally. The study 
plan concentrates on an understand- 
ing of the concept of international- 
ism, both theoretically and prac- 
tically. The courses I am taking, for 
example, include international law. 
world trade and economics, and two 
advanced seminars on international 
organization and Far Eastern pro- 
blems. 

"My undergraduate training in 
this field and in history has contri- 
buted a great deal to my ability to 
grasp such an approach. You might 
be interested in knowing that on 
October 24 I will participate in a 
regional conference celebrating the 
Woodrow Wilson centennial at Ran- 
dolph — Macon College. This con- 
ference will include a number of ' 
colleges in this area and four gra- 
duate students from our depart- 
ment were selected to deliver papers 
on the place of Europe in world af- 
fairs today. I will be presenting one 
phase of the subject along with three 
of my colleagues. 



Pase 16 



Chatham College 




from the 
secretary's 

QsCSK ♦ ♦ ♦ 



Ruth Hunter Swisshelm '29 



Articles on other pages of this 
issue of the RECORDER cover 
most of the activities in which we 
are involved this year so I am going 
to use my allotted space to talk 
about some ways in which you. in- 
dividually, can help your secretary. 
Each item may seem very trivial to 
you, but multiplied by hundreds 
each becomes very important here 
in the office. 

Change of Address 

Notify the office immediately of 
changes of name and/or address. 
Most of our mail is sent out on third 
class permit which means it is not 
forwarded if the addressee has mov- 
ed. When it is returned to us we have 
to list the person as lost until we re- 
ceive further notice. 

Printed Forms 

Please fill out all forms before 
returning them. You may question 
why we ask for the same information 
- name, class, address, etc. — so 
many times but there is a reason. 
Each time an incomplete form 
comes in someone has to check. the 
files for the maiden name or class or 
whatever has been omitted. When 
reservations or fund checks are ar- 
riving in great numbers a great deal 
of time is wasted in this manner. A 
few seconds of your time can save 
many minutes of office staff time. 

Checks 

Checks should be made payable 
as directed on publicity material. If 
a check is sent without an accom- 
panying form, please see that the 
proper information is sent with it — 
name, class, address, and what the 
check is for. 



Prompt Response 

The alumnae office, of necessity, 
works on schedule with deadlines 
to meet. Late replies upset the 
schedule and can also cause incon- 
venience to the sender. Late lun- 
cheon or dinner reservations some- 
times must be refused. Fund checks 
arriving after the June 30th closing 
of the fiscal year must be credited 
to the following year rather than the 
one they were intended for. 

Many of you have made it a habit 
to do all these things and we thank 
you for your cooperation. I hope 
that those who haven't will under- 
stand our request and lend their 
assistance in this small way. 

the Alumnae Register 

During the last week in Septem- 
ber copies of the new 1956 edition 
of the alumnae directory were 
mailed to all those who had ordered 
copies. 

The 6"x9" spiral bound book con- 
tains the following sections: Alpha- 
betical, with cross references of 
maiden and married names with 
addresses; Class, with graduate, as- 
sociate and deceased members of 
each class; International Students 
and the countries from which they 
came beginning with the year 1931 ; 
Undergraduate Students now en- 
rolled, with addresses; Preparatory, 
Dilworth Hall and Special Students. 

The geographical section has been 
omitted from this issue. The cost of 
the additional pages was prohibitive, 
and the constant changes in address 
— as many as 800 to 1000 per year 
— made it seem impractical for a 
directory which is published only 
once in five years. 



Of the 1500 books printed. 1180 
have been subscribed for at the nom- 
inal fee of .$1.00 per copy. We will 
be happy to send copies to any 
others who might wish to order now. 
Please accompany your order with 
name, address and check for $1.00 
made payable to Chatham Alumnae 
association. 

Clubs 

If you live in any of the areas 
where there are clubs (consult the 
list on the inside of the front cover | . 
and have not yet enjoyed meeting 
your fellow-alumnae neighbors, we 
urge you to contact the chairman. 
She will be pleased to tell you about 
the club's program and will welcome 
your interest. 

ACTIVITIES 



CALENDAR 



1956-1957 

DECEMBER 16 

Christmas Concert 

DECEMBER 20 
Christmas Chapel, 1 1 :30 A. M. 
Christmas Candlelight Service, 
11:00 P. M. 

JANUARY 8 
Organ Concert, Mr. Russell Wich- 
mann. Chapel, 11:30 A. M. 
JANUARY 10 
"Ideas in Transition" scries — Dr. 
J. Cutler Andrews 

FEBRUARY 13 
"Ideas in Transition" series — Dr. 
Phyllis Cook Martin 

FEBRUARY 23 
Fourth Annual Alumnae Scholar- 
ship Benefit, Gateway Plaza 
MARCH 13 
"Ideas in Transition" series 

Dr. Phyllis Marschall Ferguson 
Arts Course Production "Lore's 
Labours Lost" 

MARCH 29-31 
Alumnae Council Weekend 

APRIL 16 
Alumnae Party for Seniors 

MAY 1-2-3 
Drama Department Play 

"Bell, Book and Candle", Chapel. 
8:30 P. M. 

MAY 3-22 
Student Art Exhibition. Falk Hall 

MAY 14 
Moving-Up Day 

Alumnae Recognition Ceremony for 
Seniors 

JUNE 1 
Alumnae Day and Class Reunions 

JUNE 3 
Commencement 



Aim 



Recorder 



Paa:e 17 



REPORT OF ALUMNAE FUND 

July 1, 1955 to June 30, 1956 

* Percentage of Contributors 26.7% 

Number of Contributors 744 Graduates 846 

101 Associates $9.19 

Average Gift 

CONTRIBUTIONS to the ALUMNAE FUND 

Individual Contributions 

Special Gifts to Fund $7203.58 

Total Gifts to Fund 577.46 

Club Contributions $ 7780.50 

Greensburg 176.70 

Philadelphia 100.00 

Cleveland \ . . . 162.00 

Southern California 103.00 

Westchester County, N. Y 20.00 

Buffalo 17.50 

Washington, D. C 47.50 

North Suburban 150.00 

Point Breeze 30.00 

East Boroughs 64.59 

Mt. Lebanon — Dormont 50.00 

Shadyside 41.50 

South Hills 40.00 

Total Club Gifts 1002.79 

Alumnae Gifts to Chatham College 9371.67 

Decade IV Gift to Library 25.00 

Total Alumnae Giving $18,180.00 

*Based on Total Alumnae (Graduates and Associates) 

CLASS LEADERS by DECADES 

1900-1090 1903 and 1904— 100.0% and 1907 — $ 70.00 

1910-1919 1910— 100.0% and 1916— 174.50 

1920-1929 1925 — 39.9% and 1925 — 288.00 

1930-1939 1935— 39.1% and 1936 — 265.08 

1940-1949 1940— 42.6% and 1940— 231.00 

1950-1955 ". 1952— 29.2% and 1952 -■ 258.00 

100% Classes: 1889, 1891, 1892, 1895, 1903, 1904, 1910 

Page 18 • Chatham College 



CLASS RECORD— ALUMNAE GIVING 

July 1. 1955 to June 30. 1956 



Class 



Before 





Number 


of 






Con- 


* Per- 


Amount 




tributors 


centage 




1900 


17 


— 


$186.00 


1900 


6 


25.0% 


34.00 


1901 


3 


33.3% 


18.00 


1902 


6 


71.4% 


65.00 


1903 


6 


100.0% 


48.00 


1904 


5 


100.0% 


45.00 


1905 


4 


50.0% 


30.00 


1906 


2 


50.0% 


15.0(1 


1907 


5 


80.0% 


80.00 


1908 


1 


' 50.0% 


5.00 


1909 


1 


20.0% 


10.00 


1910 


3 


100.0% 


25.00 


1911 


6 


35.7% 


49.50 


1912 


7 


35.0% 


63.50 


1913 


11 


66.6% 


65.00 


1914 


13 


72.7% 


94.00 


1915 


6 


71.4% 


40.00 


1916 


11 


45.8% 


174.50 


1917 


9 


43.7% 


77.00 


1918 


8 


36.8% 


153.00 


1919 


13 


40.0% 


130.00 


1920 


10 


31.7% 


206.00 


1921 


10 


37.0% 


107.00 


1922 


12 


36.6% 


101.00 


1923 


13 


35.3% 


110.00 


1924 


11 


30.5% 


185.00 


1925 


13 


39.9% 


288.00 


1926 


17 


35.1% 


154.00 


1927 


20 


32.2% 


141.00 


1928 


11 


16.1% 


125.00 


1929 


1 1 


20.3% 


147.00 



1930 


18 


18.7% 


1931 


27 


35.0% 


1932 


26 


50.0% 


1933 


12 


20.7% 


1934 


23 


41.0% 


1935 


18 


39.1% 


1936 


23 


35.3% 


1937 


25 


32.8% 


1938 


20 


33.9% 


1939 


16 


25.8% 


1940 


27 


42.6% 


1941 


23 


41.1% 


1942 


20 


27.2% 


1943 


17 


27.7% 


1944 


20 


28.5% 


1945 


17 


24.3% 


1946 


24 


27.8% 


1947 


26 


30.9% 


1948 


18 


21.9% 


1949 


22 


22.5% 


1950 


25 


19.8% 


1951 


19 


20.4% 


1952 


31 


29.2% 


1953 


2\ 


23.0% 


1954 


19 


22.8% 


1955 


18 


23.8% 


1956 


Q 

3 




Dilworth Hall 






and Special 


15 





121.00 
211.00 
156.00 
123.00 
224.00 
138.00 
265.08 
216.00 
156.00 
143.00 
231.00 
176.00 
145.00 

86.00 
131.00 
147.00 
174.00 
149.50 

90.00 
142.00 
129.00 

97.00 
258.00 
166.00 
136.00 
115.00 

28.00 

78.00 



Based on Graduates only. 



CONTRIBUTORS to the ALUMNAE GIVING 



July 1, 1955 to June 30, 1956 



BEFORE 1900 
Mary Mathews Clark *86 
Olivia Fisher "89 

-Jane Peters Howard '90 
Margaret Easton Liggett '91 

f Ella Scott Brown '91 
Eliza Bryant Barker "92 
Sarah Bryant Stevenson '94 
Elisabeth Burt Mellor '95 

'Mary NefT White '95 
Elizabeth Davidson Topley '96 

"Elizabeth McKenna Stewart '9t 
Harriet D. McCarty '97 
Mathilda Milligan Fisher *97 
Aimee Bennger Murdoch '98 
Elizabeth W. McCague '98 

"Irene Cowan Marshall "98 

*Laura Fawell Stimmel '99 

CLASS OF 1900 
Emma Snyder Jones 
"Gladys Doty Over 
*Bertha McCoy Myler 
*Estelle McKee McCoy 
*Edith Speer 
*Adelaide Witney Allison 

CLASS OF 1901 
Carrie E. Kim 
'Catharine R. Miller 
-Harriet Shrom Provost 

CLASS OF 1902 
Elsa Braun Searing 
Anne Houston Dysart 
Margaret McKinney 
Mary Shrom Gay 
Edith N. Stanton s 

*Martha Young Cameron 



CLASS OF 1903 

Harriet Duff Phillips 
Anna R. Hunter 
Anna Mvra Petty Irwin 
Sarah Pfeil Baker 
Mary Willson Coleman 
-Lida Davi'tt Hartley 



CLASS OF 1904 

tNancy B. Blair 
EJna McKee Houston 
Helen Thomas Larimer 

fLida B. Young 

"Marv Donaldson Donaldson 



CLASS OF 1905 

Harnet B. Kerr 

Elizabeth Pew Bell 
-Mary Stewart Townsend 
* Josephine Lee Wright 

CLASS OF 1906 

Verna Madtes Rifcnberick 
*Elma Eberhardt Murphy 

CLASS OF 1907 

Bessie Johnson McGinnitv 
Ellen B. McKee 
Mary C. McKee 
Clara Niebaum Brown 
'Alice M. Young 

CLASS OF 1908 
Mary Mellon Mcjunkin 



CLASS OF 1909 
Carla Jarecki Powers 

CLASS OF 1910 
Ethel Belle Tnssey 
-Grace Gill Shaw 
^Francis F. Neel 

CLASS OF 1911 
Sara Carpenter 
Belle McClvmonds Marshall 
EJna M. Reitz 
Elma Trussel Bannen 
Florence Wilson Canerdv 
*Ruth Phelps 

CLASS OF 1912 
Frances Davies Kerr 
May Hardy Reed 
Martha Kim 

Lillian McHenry Schuler 
Maude Shutt Cochran 
Cosetta Spence Fischer 
Calla Stahlmann 

CLASS OF 1913 
Helen Blair Baumann 
Christine Cameron Bryan 
Laila Clark Ament 
Mary Helen Craig Culley 
Louise E. Fletcher 
Emma Geiselhart Osterloh 
Jeanne Gray Orcutt 
Florence Keys Sisler 
Elizabeth S. McCague 
Sylvia Wayne Gotham 
*Eli:abeth Donehoo Stoltz 



CLASS OF 1914 

C. Pauline Burt 
Phoebe Knight Nicholas 
Mildred McWilliams 
Giulietta Plvmpton Carden 
Hazel Rider 

f Anne Rutherford 

IMargery Stewart Gillson 
Ethel Williams Keister 

"Adeline Colebrook Voight 

'Martha Krcenert 

*Marv Little Aiken 

'Ada Maiden McClure 

-Helen Rutherford Stockdale 



CLASS OF 1915 

Ehzabeth Cameron Frank 
Mary Ruth Jeffery 
Jane Johnston 
Olga Losa 

Virginia Morns Speer 
3 Mary Spencer Nimick 



CLASS OF 1916 

Ethel C. Bail- 
Frances Boale Belding 
Gertrude Frame Patterson 
Rosemary Geary 
Alice Greer Donaldson 
Leila -Hill Lytle 
Leora Lewis Lambie 
Mildred Nichols Kohman 
Kathryn Robb Dunn 
Seba South McCaw 
Helen Steele Truxal 



Alumnae Recorder 



Paa:e 19 



CLASS OF 1917 

Martha Crandall Noyes 

Martha Dunbar Say 

Ruth Gokcy Walters 

Helen Pardee Nichol 

Louise Reineckc Thornc 

Estelle Sheppard White 

Dorothy Stoebener Markell 
* Agnes Dorman Walling 
*Marianne Rea Hamilton 

CLASS OF 1918 

Rachel Alexander Christie 
Charlotte Hunker Hays 
Emile Kates Logue 
Ruth Kauffman Morrison 
Ruth Long 

Dorothy Minor Cary 
Martha Temple Patrick 
•Florence Younkins Fowler 

CLASS OF 1919 

Helen Ailes 

Marjone Barron McKelvey 

Martha Brownlee Bovard 

Dorothy Clarke Albright 

Ethel Davis Thorpe 

Marjorie Errett 

Virginia Hooff 

Helen Leitch Searle 

Augusta Rogers 

Margaret Workman Witherspoon 
*Marie Armstrong 
*Rachel Buck Jenkins 
'■"Ethel Spencer 

CLASS OF 1920 

Catherine Caughey Johnson 

Elisabeth Davidson Davidson 

Elizabeth Fleming 

Margaret Hare Smith 

Helen Horix Fairbanks 

Ethel Perry 

Elizabeth Shipley Brainerd 
*Helen Bennett Nelson 
*Marjorie Caughey Musgrave 
*Rosalie Morris Voorhis 

CLASS OF 1921 

Stella Espy 

Lois Farr Hamilton 

Marcella Geary 

Margaret Gilfillan 

Bessie Levy Scholnick 

Lucile Long Hascltine 

Ella Martin 

Edith Pew 

Mable Shaffer 

Elizabeth Sprowls Spragg 



CLASS OF 1922 

Margaret Barnes 
Margaret Berryman Lowstutter 
Betty Dean Boots 
Margaret Brown Spurr 
Dorothy Burleigh Courtney 
Bonnalyn Connelly 
Ina Connelly Cross 
Elizabeth Foster Kibler 
Margaret Gray Harlor 
Anne Kiskaddon Griggs 
Florence Newmaker Knapp 
•Ella Wdson Clark 



CLASS OF 1923 

Harriet Barker Thompson 
Jean Bumgarner 
Josephine Dickey 
Lyda Hamilton 
Mary Holmes Eichhorn 
Dorothy McCormick Means 
Helen McKenz;e Jamison 
Martha McKibben Tatnall 
Mary McKinney Wilson 
Margaret McRoberts Egbert 
Mane Ohle 
Helen Sapper Rider 
'Helen Brown Cook 

CLASS OF 1924 

Ruth Baxter Hill 
Barbara Coit Templeton 
Grace Davis Mechling 
Martha Glandon Luthringer 
Marion Griggs 
Olive Keck Comfort 
Anna Mary Orr 
Hedwig Pregler 
Helen E. Ryman 
Florence Steele Bullock 
Stella Wagenfehr Shane 



CLASS OF 1925 

Helen Ahlers Patton 

Lois Brown Nabors 

Katherine Dashicll Roberts 

Hester Deller 

Marian Frank Patterson 

Martha Ganicar Garretson 

Helen Gokey Denigan 

Louise Graham Brown 

Margaret Herron 

Lauretta Light Frye 

Harriett McCaw Hale 

Mary Shane Muir 

Elizabeth Stevenson McQuiston 



CLASS OF 1926 

Mary Ailes Sechler 

Ruth Bodner Decker 

Gertrude Bradshaw 

Helen Bromley 

Abigail Cresswell 

Elizabeth Hubbard Ewing 

Marian Johnson Kipp 

Julia Kadlecik Little 

Henrietta MacLeod Watts 

Edith McKelvey 

Katherine Munroe Heppenstall 

Marie Pannier Townhill 

Catherine Sayers 
tjeannette Stover 

Jean Thomas Iffcrt 

Caroline Timothy Mountford 
"Bertha Gates Goodrich 



CLASS OF 1927 

Mary E. Bradshaw 
Clara Colteryahn 
Elizabeth Crawford 
Ella English Daub 
M. Isabel Epley 
Eleanor Ewing Buterbaugh 
Margaret Gibson McCrum 
Mary Harner Britton 
Helen Irwin 
Miriam Kirkel 
Katherine Lowe Hall 
Ruth McKeever Slater 
Catherine McRoberts Shatto 
Anna P. Negley 
Suzanne Nobel Nauman 
Frances Ray Dunlevy 
Dorothy Sexauer Hamilton 
Esther Watson Wilson 
Martha Worthington Herriott 
*Birdclla Snyder Weyandt 



CLASS OF 1928 

Elizabeth Corey Wallis 
Margaret Cousley 
Katherine Craig Morgan 
Nora Lewis Harlan 
Eugenie Negley McLean 
Mildred Parrill Gilmore 
Virginia Ray Randall 
Henrietta Spelsbcrg Coston 
Ruth Wilkinson 
Jane Willard Stephenson 
^Frances Nichol Hawkins 



CLASS OF 1929 

Martha Ackleson Smith 
Dorothy Appleby Musser 
Lucretia Bond Wagner 
Ellen Connor Kilgore 
Mary DeMotte Sutphen 
Jane Haller McCafferty 
Ruth Hunter Swisshelm 
Betty MacColl 
Anna Miller Nolen 
Frances Recder Battaglia 
Mary Louise Succop Bell 
Evelyn Thompson Wible 
Dorothy Warner 
Lois Whitesell Bailev 
•Jean Huff Bailey 



CLASS OF 1930 

Pauline Bickhart Garratt 
Viola Chadwick Rosso 
Elizabeth Daugherty Dennis 
E. Louise Dickenson 
Mary Frye Llewellyn 
Mary Ludlow 
Marcella Murray 
Veronica Netop.l Morrone 
Sara Reamer Matlack 
Helen Sprott 
Elizabeth Stadtlander 
Mary Elizabeth Woodworth 
*Helen Ensminger Hughes 



*Mary Louise Miller Pitcairn 
^Elizabeth McBurney 
*Eleanor Ncvins Rubcnstein 
*Dorothy Reitz Clancy 
*Lo-s Watt Higgins 



CLASS OF 1931 

Marianne Anthony Sanner 

Elizabeth Babcock Hull 

Eleanor Bartberger Dearborn 

Sara Cecil Faisst 

Dorothea Crawford Macy 

LaVerda Dent Moran 

Helen Domhoff Neely 

Ruth Downey Hill 

Lida Fischlcr Lampe 

Katherine James McCann 

Margaret Jefferson 

Florence Jones Maddox 

Adelaide Lasner Sachs 

Lucile Laughlin Logan 

Elizabeth Marshall 

Elinor Martin Vaughan 

Elsie McCreery Longwell 

Agnes McKain 

Helen lean Miller 

Mary Duff Miller 

Vartanouch Parounakian Turner 

Margaret Ray McDowell 

Lois Sproull 

Louise Turner Crookston 

Roberta Williams Pullen 

Florence Wise Turner 

Olive Wycoff MacCarthy 



CLASS OF 1932 

Beatrice Andrews Dimsdale 
Alice Bair 

Carolyn Bickell Morris 
Caroline Brady Wilson 
Marion Brindle Miller 
Ellen Carpi Polkabla 
Elizabeth Dearborn Sourcn 
Helen Dorothy English 
Ruth Grafmann Weiner 
Charlotte Graham Dight 
Dorothy Humphrey 
Lillian Hunter Stoecklein 
Lillian Lafbury Wills 
Katherine Lee 
Georgia Meinecke Weldon 
Ruth Miller Page 
Sara Miller Brash 
Jean Muller Knetsche 
Margaret Price Guyton 
Elizabeth Ramsey Kyle 
Dorothy A. Russell 
Sara Stevenson 
Viola Swenson Leeper 
Mary Woolndge Beyer 
*Mary Cooke McGough 
*Helen Jordan Caldwell 



CLASS OF 1933 

Marian Baughman Monroe 
Evelyn Bitner Pearson 
Jean Blair Hodgin 
Genevieve Davis Crawford 
Ruth Giles Lloyd 
Phyllis Lehew MacArthur 
Edith McBane 
Dorothy Newell 
Carolyn Pierce May 
Gertrude Ray Mann 
Florence Reed Hoffmaster 
Violet Sekey Jessop 



CLASS OF 1934 

Frances Alter Mitchell 

Bernice Bcamer Williamson 

Ruth Berkey Reiehlcv 

Helen Bixler Watts 

Maxine Cuden,Adler 

Margaret B. Donaldson 

Ruth Edgar Dailey 

Manorie Larimer 

Jean Ludebuehl Fisher 

Mary Louise Martin 

Alice McCarthy Bowman 

Anne McCullough Frey 

Jane Mitchell Carpenter 

Charlotte Patterson Rose 

Dorothy Schenck Van der Voort 

Hazel Snyder 

Harriet Stephenson Stearns 

Thelma Stocker Trost 

Helen Walker Empfield 

Jean Walker Fox 

Mcigaret White 

Ellen Yeager Husak 

Mary Jane Young 



CLASS OF 1935 

Helen Birmingham Proctor 
Catherine Boyd Hawlcy 
Elizabeth Cobcr O'Donnc'l - 
Margaret Eichlcay Storrr 
Jean Engel Reppun 
Jane Harmeier Nims 
Caroline Hesse Ender 
Louise Leadman Faller 
Marie Martin 

Mary Ida McFarland Shannon 
Mary K. Rodgers Moses 
Gertrude Russell Lydic 
Margaret Smith Whitakcr 
Dolores Steinecke 
Dorothy Taylor 
Helen Wilson Houston 
Dorothy Wood Clarke 
Dorothy Woodward Evans 



CLASS OF 1936 

Jean Andress Berger 
Harriet Bannatyne Moelmann 
Helen Brown Buchanan 
Mary Virginia Brown 
Mary-Stuart Clements Harnman 
Ruth V. Frost 
Thelma Golden Charen 
Jane Griffith Potter 
Betty Guckelberger Roantree 
Nancy Henderson O'Dell 
Marian Johnson Thistle 
Rachel Jones Donaldson 
Charlotte Ley Glover 
Helen Lindsay Lee 
Jean Maeder Lindsay 
Thelma Martindale 
Doris Pierce 
Agnes Ralston 
Ruth Rosen Hartz 
Margaret Rowe Hustead 
Ruth Simpson Woolford 
Katrina Utne Brown 
*Virginia Evans Evans 



. CLASS OF 1937 

Sara Anderson Amtsberg 
Elizabeth Bradley 
Shirley Campbell Berg 
Dorothy Casper Zeisig 
Nancy Diven Seagrcn 
Jane Erhard Rittenhouse 
Harriet Erickson Kirk 
Anne Fiske Kirk 
Mary Follansbee Shapiro 
Martha Jane Gerwig Rial 
Lois Haseltine Moses 
Betty Lewis Williams 
Eleanor Marshall Watters 
Margaret McBride McMaster 
Dorothy Motheral Porter 
Dorothy Sargent Garrison 
Naomi Sayre Steck 
Isabel Silvis Sterling 
Martha Skyrms Pfusch 
Lillian Taylor Franz 
Thayer Thompson Russ 
Martha Torrence 
Mary Travers Scott 
'^Grace Crutchficld Christenson 
*Elsa Sticfclmaier Talbott 



CLASS OF 1938 

Mary Baldwin 
Winifred Bliss Endres 
Martha Bright Wolfe 
Jane Caughey Spicer 
Marjorie Chubb Randall 
Elizabeth Coates Elliott 
Mary Deemer Nagel 
Dora Diamond Hake 
Helen Finkel Eger 
Helen Griffith Wright 
Ruth Kleit: Bucl 
Beatrice Lynch Perrin 
Mary Jane McCutcheon Guy 
Helen Mitchell Carpenter 
Margaret Perry Huessener 
Janet Riddle Brinker 
Florence Shields Kevan 
Elizabeth Slocum Haldeman 
Edith Thompson 
*Cathcryn Cottrell Deemer 



CLASS OF 1939 

Mary E. Cole 
Margaret Cooper Uptegraff 
Katherine Cuthbert Hardee 
Gene Detwiler Davis 
Jeanne Kalish Samuels 
Genevieve Love Bell 
Letitia Mahaffey 
Amy McBride 



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Chatham College 



Elizabeth Pcnsom 
Betty Rosenfield Foster 
Helen Starkey Dixon 
Mary Tilghman LeRoy 
Mary Louise Weber McClenahan 
Rose Mane Weller Black 
Ruth Wyant 
*Doris Chatto Kimball 



CLASS OF 1940 

Ruth Arthur Anderton 
Ruth Bauer Greenwalt 
Elinor Bissell Offtll^ 
Margaret Christy Graham 
Violet Cook Clifford 
Betty Crawford Colbert 
Jean Curry Burt 
Margaret Dunseath Wilson 
Ruth Fite Kerr 
Eleanor Gangloff Morris 
Carrie Louise Kinzcr Trapp 
Rachel Kirk Ralston 
Patricia Krause Koscso 
Anne Ludlow Kinney 
Frances Mahaffey Thompson 
Ellen Marshall Gilmore 
Marianne McCallistcr Martin 
Ruth Mengel Roosa 
Renee Schreyer France 
Jane Scott Bruntjcn 
Mary Lou Shoemaker Hockensmith 
A. Alida Spinning 
Mary Jane Totten Dickinson 
lane A. Viehman 
Inez B. Wheldon 
Mary Wolff Gamble 
*Nelle Richards Offutt 



CLASS OF 1941 

Anne Butler Stewart 
Alice Chattaway Kittle 
Shirley Clipson Krider 
Jean Hammer Schoman 
Elizabeth Howard Smith 
Mildred Johnston Rexroad 
Patricia Kent Alter 
Mary Kinter McEldowney 
Natalie Lambing Paige 
Margaret Longwell Van Horn 
Carolyn Martin 
Jean MeGowan Marshall 
Allison Meyer 
Mae Oettinger Schweinsberg 
Gladys Patton MacNeill 
Mary Rodd Rezny 
Mildred Rudinsky Kochanski 
Eleanor Schaffer 
Ruth Suceop 
Helen Weller Tkach 
Charlotte Wolf Beckman 
5 Dorothy Culp Sutton 
'Sara Louise Finkelstein Rose 



CLASS OF 1942 

Margaret Anderson 
Carol Bostwick McConnon 
Jean Burchinal Purvis 
Jane Chantler 
"Ellen Copeland Wiik 
Alison Croft Armstrong 
Ruth Demmlcr Benner 
Eleanor Glick Caplan 
Mary Jane Harter Forker 
Ethel Herrod Blackburn 
Phyllis Keister Semple 
Janet Murray Newton 
Jean Patterson Bliss 
Alice Provost McCutcheon 
Helen Shelkopf Clme 
Mary Singer Samson 
Mary Kay Strathearn Bruwn 
Dorothy Vale Roberts 
''Virginia MeCune Thompson 
*Mary Alice Spellmire Girts 



CLASS OF 194:, 

Jean Archer Rothcrmel 
Patricia Blue Byers 
Edith Cole 

Virginia Hendryx Shank 
Miles Janouch Price 
Marian Lambie Arnhcim 
Nina Maley Ross 
Dorothy Marshall Autore 
Janet McCormick 
Amy McKay Core 
Dorothy Minneci McCabe 
Margaret Suppes Yingling 
Marian Teichman McKone 
Martha Jane Truxal Dougherty 
Louise Wallace Menges 
fc Louise Rider \ 

*Claranne Von Fossen Johnson 



CLASS OF 1944 

Jean Bacon 

Norma Bailey McLean 
Gladys Bisthne Belz 
Ruth B. Craig 
Margaret L. Donaldson 
Barbara Findley Copeland 
Martha Harlan Kaufman 
Marjone Harter Steigerwalt 
Gladys Heimcrt Aye 
Ruth Jenkins Allen 
Joanne Knauss Fitzpatrick 
Dorcas Leibold 
Patricia Leonard Bodle 
Martha McCullough Lohmcycr 
Mary Ruth Sampson Eckman 
Helen H. Smith 
Nancy Stauffer Grantham 
Winifred Watson Prugh 
"Anna Mae Devlin Lewis 
"Barbara Mathews Deitrick 



CLASS OF 1945 

Janet Brewster Reynolds 

Carolyn Cosel Lampl 

Jean Dalzell MacMilhm 

Miriam Davis Schellhaas 

Alice Demmlcr 

Barbara Hansen Cummings 

Nancy Herdt Hall 

Ruth Jenkins Horsburgh 

Marjorie Mavhall 

Martha McFall Schall 

Jane Meub Evans 

Elizabeth Shollar 

Patricia Smith Joyner 

Marion Swannie Hall 

Pauline Wilson Ackenheil 

Jane Wood Ziercher 

Mary Jane Youngling Tygard 



CLASS OF 1946 

Betty Anthon Arvan 

Janet Bovard Poole 

Mary Louise Burckart Crawford 

Eva Caloyer Nassikas 

Patricia Eldon Carpenter 

Marjorie Elliott Weiner 

Jane Field Taylor 

Priscilla Hendryx 

Audrey Heston Kidder 

Lois Jackson Ritenbaugh 

Margaret Korb Smith 

Marian Lean Christie 

Margaret Mistrik 

Helen Parkinson Gambndge 

Doris Rowand Schroth 

Mary Ann Rumbaugh Bowlus 

Grace Savage Freeble 

Emily Sawders 

Doris Sisler White 

Carolyn Thorne King 

Jean White Markell 

Martha Yorkin Berman 
*Cleo Bennett Caddy 
*Francesca Hilbish Logue 



CLASS OF 1947 

Betty Lou Anderson 
Ruth Arnold Harmon 
Marian Arras Wallace 
Louise Baehr Larson 
Elva Braziell Hively 
Helen K. Brown 
Jane Campbell Little 
Kathryn Ciganovic 
June Davies Rush 
Mary Alice Farneth Wissner 
Eleanor Goldfarb Hirsh 
Else Greger Miller 
Catherine Henderson 
Alene Hutton Sage 
Virginia Le Furgy Tubbs 
Grace Longabough Rhodes 
Barbara Mason 
Helen McMillin Alder 
Marjorie McSwigan Friday 
Mary Louise Michel Tiernan 
Jacqueline Neal Jackson 
Virginia Ramsay Beck 
Doris Sampson Trimble 
Elaine Sauerwein Mathison 
Janet Thomas 
Jean Yeager 



CLASS OF 1948 

Mary Aiken Brown 

Elizabeth Ann Albach Wcamer 

Audrey Bigelow Baur 

Mane Cohn Chiles 

Hilda Fish Bricker 

Jean Forncrook Armstrong 

Jessie Gilbert Chew 



Wandalea Johnson Smith 
Carol Lenz Houck 
Virginia Long Carlson 
Lucille McKay Geddis 
Henrietta Meyer Garrett 
Helen Obermayer Sellers 
Natalie Speer Weller 
Donice Vail Rea 
Joy Wilson Douglas 
Ruth Zucker Bachman 
*Alma Anderson Staehle 
*WiIma Moore Stoebener 



CLASS OF 1949 

Jeanne Anderson Nesbit 

Irma Cathcart Prine 

Sally Dougan Augustine 

Eloise Haasc 

Roberta Hanson Helm 

Jane Linton 

Eleanor Luthringer Mattson 

Marilyn Marks Zelt 

Margaret McGeary Fels 

Joyce Robinson Hauck 

Catharine Stauffer Monteverde 

Joan Swannie 

Kathryn Tench Pittman 

Peggy Thompson Weil 

Jean Tsagaris Karidis 

Alice Lee Vandermark Stanton 

Virginia Van Scoy 

Carolyn Walker Shoup 

Barbara Watson Wagner 

Mary Elizabeth Wiles 
"Helen Garber 
:;: Martha Sutton Amnion 



CLASS OF 1950 

Fi-delis Baux Stevens 

Gertrude Beiswenger Tourtellot 

Barbara Billeter Whitlinger 

Shirley Chelsted Nichols . 

Lenore Corey 

Jacqueline Davies Templet* >n 

Cora Davis Anderson 

Sue Ferns Trownsell 

Nancy Gwosden Curry 

Catherine Helfrich 

Jean Kaiser 

Bettv Langer Feathers 

Phvlhs Linder 

Rhoda MeKerchcr Kern 

Shirley Neal McCreary 

Gretchen Schmidt Kulberg 

Betty Sehwcider 

Joanne Scale Warren 

Jane Steele Edmundson 

Judith Sutherland Latimer 

Jessie Tomlin McCurdy 

Nina Weaver Peters 
*Marcia Dunlevy Jones 
^Shirley Ferguson Hall 
^Mary Eleanor Stanley Haynes 



CLASS OF 1951 

Marilyn Black Auchterlonie 
Dorothy Dodworth 
Madelyn Engelhardt Sayles 
Jane Feiler Miller 
Anne Gibb 

Margaret Kennelly Murphy 
Louise Larson McGeary 
Mary Ellen Leigh McBride 
niiianna Moore Pollitt 
Patricia O'Keefe Beede 
Elizabeth Rudisill Beadle 
Sarabeile Segmiller Kraptel 
Marlene Shettel Stovicek 
Audrey Sommers Whigham 
Margaret Van Ness Colven 
Mary Lou Wilkinson McCall 
Joan Young Drugmand 

^Dorothy Fiorucci 

*Ann Jones Logan 

CLASS OF 1952 

Helen Barbour McKelvcy 
Judith Bierman Linowes 
Grace Bollens Thomas 
Patricia Boyd Royer 
Danita Bravin 
Dorothy Davis Egan 
Barbara Firth 
Nancy Garlow Hoop 
Barbara Horn Rom 
Nancy Howard 
Tomi Jones Miller 
Nancy Kelly Hilland 
Virginia Kern 
Martha McLaughlin Ellers 
Christine Metro Kachulis 
Joan Milius Smith 
Lois Miltner Rothrock 
Marilyn Morgan Henderson 
Charmaine Nauert Stohr 



Patricia Nauman Kramer 
Ann Orner Davidson 
Henriette Rougraff 
Beverly Roush Johnston 
M. Andrea Rygg 
Sally Scragg 
Joanne Shelley 
Sarah Jane Smyser Naylor 
Barbara Stephenson 
Dons Warner Brown 

*Ann Hafer Berry 

'LaRue Thompson 



CLASS OF 19 

Marjorie Beard Kellcy 
Alice Berry Adams 
Amelia Botsans 
Sheila Burke Loeffler 
Gretchen Donaldson 
Joan Fischer Boyd 
Lois Glazer Michaels 
Diane Gray Hall 
Christine Hartman 
Sherry Joyce Shiras 
Betty Jane King 
Dona Lester 

Estherctta Marcus Krci- 
Marcia McDowell Bennett 
Madeline Miles 
Jane Montgomery Dickey 
Nancy Patterson Courtney 
Virginia Smalley Sweet 
Marjorie Whitfield 
Mary Caroll Williams Hofer 
i; Jean Maize Franklin 



CLASS OF 1954 

Isabelle Allias 
Mary Anderson 
Barbara Beacham 
Barbara Bolger Collett 
Helene Crow Johnson 
Anne Fuellenworth Sampson 
Laura Hammer Inglis 
Marilyn Lenchner Applebaum 
Jane Miller 
Nancy Miller Howard 
Mary Louise Matvey Shombert 
Nan Norris 
Christine Peters 
Lois Potts Adelson 
Miriam Santisteban 
Barbara Senior Stewart 
Barbara Shatto Freeman 
Joyce Tinnemever Schafer 
*Joan Hagler Saklad 

CLASS OF 1955 

Sondra Blumberg Sonneborn 

Mary Ellen Donaghue 

Nancy Follet Waichler 

Mary Jo Irwin Kelly 

Marie Kibler Gaertner 

Janet Kimball Lubic 

Louise Lowenthal Benjamin 

Patricia McCormick 

Joan Monahan McFalls 

Marv Kathrvn Moselev 

Leslie Mulvihill 

Mary Joe Settino 

Marilyn Smith Jankowski 

Nancy Smith Bierwerth 

Barbara Wietrzynski 
^Phyllis Carroll Grandey 
*Regina McDonough O'Rourke 
*Mary Kathryn Sanner Hooper 

CLASS OF 19*6 

-Barbara J. Miller 
*Carolina Johnson 
*Elaine Baum,Morris 

DILWORTH HALL AND 
SPECIAL STUDENTS 

Eleanor Alston Brant 
Annie Davison McClurg 
Maude Gittings 
Elizabeth Hoffman Gettman 
Jeanne Mahey Smith 
Minnie McGrew Coyle 
Rachel McClelland Sutton 
Lillie McGinness 
Kathenne Milson 
fFlorence Moreland Morris 
Hilda Reiber Willock 
Hcrmome Roscnfeld DeGroot 
Thea Schwan Wallace 
Laura Slocum Simons 
Virginia Wright Little 



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IN MEMORIAM 

Catherine L. Mayer, x'27 

(Mrs. Norman DeRoy) 

January 1951 
Dorothy Schady, '36 

(Mrs. Lee C. Lamberty) 

March 1952 
Lyra F. Kelly, '99 

1952 
Annie Graff, x'87 

(Mrs. Frank M. Graff) 

June 1953 
Elizabeth A. McCreery, '87 

1954 
Helen Kerr, D. H. '10 

(Mrs. Howard Parker) 

1956 
Margery Stewart, '14 

(Mrs. Louis K. Gillson) 

March 1956 
Ada M. Springs. '17 

March 1956 
Laura Louise Canfield, '28 

(Mrs. John B. Brunot, Jr.) 

April 1956 
Anne M. Rutherford ' 1 4 

April 1956 
Ruth Rogers x'40 

(Mrs. Jack P. Berry) 

April 1956 
Ethel Heline '36 

May 1956 
Beryl Chowalter Prep. '95-'97 

(Mrs. William T. Mossman) 

May 1956 
Eleanor Fitzgibbon '03 

(Mrs. Charles St. George) 

June 1956 
Grace V. Brown D. H. '04-'05 

(Mrs. Gilbert C. McMaster) 

June 1956 
Ella C. Scott '91 

(Mrs. James E. Brown) 

June 1956 
Jane D. Curll '30 

(Mrs. George H. Carl) 

July 1956 
Florence G. Moreland prep. '98-'03 

(Mrs. J. Edgar Morris) 

July 1956 
Ellen Jeannette Stover '26 

August 1956 
Esther Landman '26 

August 1956 
Irene Heinz Prep. '88-'90 

(Mrs. John L. Given) 

October 1956 
Lida Byron Young '04 

November 2, 1956 
Nancy Brown Blair '04 

November 25. 1956 




Class of 1911 — Forty-fifth Reunion 



Class of 1904 

Secretary: Miss Lida B. Young 
5706 Walnut Street 
Pittsburgh 32. Pennsylvania 

GENERAL NEWS 

Helen Thomas Larimer and her 
daughter, Marjorie '34, spend part of 
each summer at Chautauqua. This year 
they added a scenic trip to Montreal 
and Quebec by way of the Adirondacks. 
returning along the coast through Maine 
to Boston. 

Edna McKee Houston and your sec- 
retary attend the monthly meetings of 
Decade IV at the College Club. 

Your secretary also enjoyed a trip" to 
Maine with her niece, Jane B. Evans 
'31, making stops in Philadelphia and 
Brookline, Mass. 

Class of 1912 

Secretary: Frances Davies Kerr 
(Mrs. Harry J.) 
3868 Wind Gap Road 
Pittsburgh 4, Pennsylvania 

GENERAL NEWS 

Since retiring from the teaching staff 
of Vandergrift High School, Calla Stahi- 



in an n has had very little time for leisure. 
When she wrote to me, she was pre- 
paring to leave for Pittsburgh to attend 
the State Conference of the Daughters 
of the American Revolution. She is not 
only a State Chairman but also a 
National Vice-Chairman of this organi- 
zation. This past summer she conducted 
her tenth tour of Mexico and she is 
already planning her project for 1957. 
She calls it the "Calla Lily Tour of 
Europe" and anyone interested in such 
a trip, should get in touch with her. 
This will be. her fifth trip to Europe. 

We were sorry to learn that Carrie 
Kim, sister of our Martha, had fallen 
and broken her hip. Since the accident 
on August 1st, she has been confined 
to the West Penn Hospital, but she ex- 
pects to go home in a few days. 

Eleanor Davis Woodside reports the 
arrival of her sixth grandchild. 

I am happy to report the arrival of 
my first grandchild, John Scott Kerr. 
The cute little redhead was born on 
December 1, 1955. 

In September, Martha Sands Hamilton 
and her husband visited May Hardy 
Reed and her husband in their lovely 
new home near Detroit. In January, the 



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Reeds and the Hamiltons expect to leave 
for Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, for a three 
months vacation. Lucky people!! 

Does anyone know the present address 
of Helen Grooms? If you do, please send 
it to me. 

Class of 1914 

Secretary: Martha J. Kroenert 

4383 Schenley Farms Terrace 
Pittsburgh 13. Pa. 

We mourn the loss of two dear class- 
mates who were called to rest this year. 
Anne Rutherford, who passed away in 
her sleep of a heart condition in April, 
had planned to retire this year. She was 
a beautiful girl and lovely character, 
loved by all who knew her. A class gift 
of ten dollars was given to "Heart 
House" in her memory. 

Margery Stewart Gillson passed away 
in March after a long painful illness of 
cancer. She and her sister came on from 
Willmette, 111., for our reunion in 1954. 
Margery was enthusiastic in her ex- 
pression of the progress of her beloved 
college and kept up her interest to the 
end. She had a brilliant mind and was 
loved and admired by everyone who 
knew her. We shall miss her interest. 
She is survived by a sister, her husband 
having preceded her in death in 1942. 

A class gift of sixty dollars was given 
to the college endowment in memory of 
Anne and Margery. This gift will be 
doubled by the terms of the Mellon 
grant. 

Mary Little Aiken, who is enjoying 
living in an apartment after giving up 
her home, has an interesting time keep- 
ing in touch with her married sons and 
daughter and grandchildren. She has 
been doing needlepoint chair covers, 
"enough to furnish the White House." 

Janet Brownlee is doing fine work 
with the "Koinonia" Foundation, situ- 
ated in the Green Spring Valley of 
Maryland. The home of the foundation 
is called "Gramercy, House of Peace." 
Once a wealthy estate, it is today de- 
voted to lifting a sick world through 
Christian action. Janet has had interest- 
ing experiences in her field of Christian 
devotion to Ideals. She is without a 
doubt one of the finest ever to have 
graduated from our college. Perhaps 
we can influence her to visit us some- 
time and tell of her work. 

Dr. C. Pauline Burt was honored, one 
of four graduates of Chatham College, 
during the College's celebration of the 
twenty-fifth anniversary of the opening 
of the Louise C. Buhl Hall of Science. 
May 10, 1956. The women received 
Distinguished Service Awards, the first 
ever given by the college. After gradu- 
ating from Chatham. Pauline earned de- 
grees at Mt. Holyoke, Yale and the 
University of Leipzig. In 1917 she began 
teaching as an instructor at Smith Col- 
lege. She has remained there, devoted 
to her work. Because of her outstanding 
contributions to chemical and education- 
al publications on organic chemistry. Dr. 
Burt is recognized in advanced science 
circles as an expert in her field. Her 
award was given in honor of her work 
in the field of science in education. 
Mildred McWilliams and I were happy 
and proud to have been present on the 
occasion of the presentation. We had 



a few minutes visit with Pauline and met 
her family. Three cheers for Dr. Burt! 

Adeline Colebrook Voight has been 
doing beautiful work in photographic 
oil tinting for outstanding photographers 
in Pittsburgh. Her daughter Ellin is en- 
rolled as a freshman at Kent University. 
At present Adeline is a patient in 
Women's Hospital in Oakland following 
a fall in her home, suffering a broken 
hip. We wish her a speedy recovery. 

Juanita Husband Harrison is her usual 
jolly self, enjoying her sons and daugh- 
ters-in-law. daughters and sons-in-law, 
not to forget the grandchildren. A son 
was home on furlough from Korea and 
his wife remained here when he returned 
to his post. Glenn retired from his job 
as a County road builder and is enjoy- 
ing the freedom to do gardening and 
community affairs. Juanita's invitation is 
extended to all to come and see them. 

Ethel Williams Keister is one of our 
outstanding sponsors of projects in the 
interest of Music for Pittsburghers. The 
Opera Workshop, a forerunner for simi- 
lar interests in other cities, is flourishing 
and deserves our interest. Her latest pro- 
ject in the interest of developing music 
appreciation is the Summer Music Camp 
held on the Chatham campus this past 
Summer. This venture met with great 
success, thanks to Ethel's untiring work 
and financial support. Her lovely daugh- 
ters, Jean Radcliffe and Phyllis Semple, 
and their children are the pride and 
joy of her life. 

Phoebe Knight Nicholas is busy with 
her many interests in Clairton. 

Marguerite McBurney Rigdon sends 
greetings to all from McAllen, Texas, 
and hopes to make our fiftieth reunion. 
Her first grandchild arrived in March. 

Ada Maiden McClure lives with her 
mother at Somerset, Pa., and is active 
in the community. She was in Pittsburgh 
this summer for a brief vacation and 
was thrilled with the changes at Chat- 
ham as well as in the city. 



Hazel Rider retired a year ago but is 
just as busy as when she was employed. 
( So say we all ) . She has joined two 
more clubs, does Scout work, takes part 
in Eastern Star activities and is president 
of her Sunday School class. At this rate 
there is no time to grow old. 

Mary Lewis Savage finds time to en- 
joy her son and daughter and their 
families even though her invalid husband 
is confined to a wheel chair and her 
96 year old mother has been bed-fast for 
many years. Her Christian spirit is strong 
and beautiful which gives her courage 
to carry on. 

Mildred McWilliams has been having 
the time of her young life floating on air 
waves all over the United States, since 
her retirement on a nice juicy pension. 
She is active, when not traveling, in 
church work and several group organi- 
zations. 

Martha J. Kroenert, busy getting 
settled in a new neighborhood, is inter- 
ested in AAUW, St. Elizabeth's Guild, 
and her Carnegie Tech class of 1916 
which just celebrated its 40th reunion. 
"I have a dog and, not owning a mink 
coat, I have a lovely mink colored 
kitten." 

Has anyone heard from Giuelletta 
Plympton Garden? I have had no word 
from her. 



Class of 1916 

Secretary. Grace Woodrow 
727 Ivy Street 
Pittsburgh 32. Pa. 



MARRIAGES 

Gertrude Frame to Ira Hall Patterson. 
November 19. 1955, in Washington, D.C. 

DEATHS 

Lynn W. Millspaugh. husband of 
Martha Gibbons Millspaugh, March 
1955. 




Class of 1916 — Fortieth Reunion 



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NEW ADDRESSES 

Dorothy Errett — Box #37, Chatham, 

Chester County. Pa. 
Gertrude Frame Patterson (Mrs. Ira 

Hall) 12 Balmiere Parkway. Cran- 

ford. New Jersey 
Rosemary Geary — Amberson Gardens. 

Apt. 53. 3 Bayard Road, Pittsburgh 

13. Pa. 
Martha Gibbons Millspaugh (Mrs. Lynn 

W.) 11028 Sasagosa Street. Whittier, 

California 
Alice Greer Donaldson (Mrs. D. Halsey) 

86 Country Club Drive, Upper St. 

Clair Township. Bridgeville, Pa. 
Helen Thompson Dinkey (Mrs. R. E. ) 

1301 E. Montgomery Avenue, Wynne- 
wood, Pa. 
Lillian Weihe Whitwell (Mrs. Clyde H.) 

2506 Hollywood Drive, Pittsburgh 35. 

Pa. 
Miss Vanda E. Kerst — 619 Maryland 

Avenue. Canton 10, Ohio. 

The Class of 1916 celebrated its 
40th anniversary this year, and a very 
pleasant reunion it was! After the lunch- 
eon at Woodland Hall, and a class 
business (?) meeting, Melba and Frank 
Ingersoll entertained nine class members 
and three husbands at a most delightful 
supper at their Squaw Run Road home. 

Ethel Bair is still in charge of all food 
service at the First Presbyterian Church. 
Pittsburgh, and at the Church camp 
during the summer months. 

Frances Boale Belding spends her win- 
ters in Sarasota, Florida where she is 
active in the American Association of 
University Women, currently serving as 
Branch Second Vice-President. and 
Chairman of the Membership Commit- 
tee. 

Rebekah Crouse Costanza reports two 
grandchildren and a wedding. A grand- 
son, Robert Howell Costanza, born to 
Becky's son. James, who is minister of 
the Saltsburg Lutheran Church; a grand- 
daughter. Katharine Rohl. to Becky's 
daughter, Miriam. Her daughter, Kath- 
arine (Chatham '52) was married on 
August 9. 1956 to Albin Alfred Both of 
Yakima, Washington. 

Dorothy Errett is a bank bookkeeper, 
teaches a Sunday School class, and baby- 
sits with her twin grandnieces. 

Gertrude Frame Patterson was married 
November 19, 1955. She and her hus- 
band are living at the address given 
above. They have motored to the New 
England states and through the South. 

Edna Gaw Colvin reports her daugh- 
ter Eleanor (Chatham '51) has a three- 
year old grandson — or has 1916 reported 
and taken credit for him before? Edna's 
other daughter, Betty, teaches English 
in Shaler High School where Mary Ruth 
Jeffrey (Chatham '15) is principal. 

Mildred Nichols Kohman reports a 
new grand-daughter. 

Kathryn Robb Dunn also has a new 
grand-daughter, bringing her total of 
grandchildren to eight. Kathryn and 
David spent part of their summer at the 
Reformed Church House at Chautauqua, 
New York. This must be a large and 
complicated place as Grace Woodrow 
was there during several days of the 
same time. They not only did not see 
each other at Chautauqua, but they 

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Class of 1921 — Thirtieth-fifth Reunion 



wrote to each other at their homes. 

Amelia Slater is now enjoying using 
a brush in art class and entering her 
work in the annual exhibition. 

Seba South McCaw has been active 
in the P.E.O. sisterhood and interested 
in finding names of other Chatham girls 
in membership lists. 

Helen Steele Truxal has returned from 
a New England trip with her daughter. 
Martha Jane (Chatham '43) to visit her 
other daughter. Helen (Chatham '45). 
Helen is custodian of any "funds" which 
1916 may be able to collect, so if you 
want to increase our assets, send your 
check to Helen. 

Martha Gibbons Millspaugh's husband 
died suddenly of a heart attack in 
March 1955. "Fairy's" year-round Cali- 
fornia garden must be lovely. 

Leila Hill Lytic has a grand-daughter. 
Anne Adair Wilson, born January 11. 
1956. 

Alice Laidlaw Hicks is still Dean of 
the Reference Department of the Wom- 
an's College Library of Duke University. 

Melba Martin Ingersoll and her hus- 
band are spending some time in Dur- 
ham, North Carolina, where she and 
Alice are having a continuing reunion. 
Those of 1916 who were able to come to 
Melba's reunion party have many pleas- 
ant memories of the good food, the 
conversation about all those things we 
thought we had forgotten. 1916-,ers 
please note: Melba and Leora can still 
repeat the names on the class roll from 
Bair to Woodrow without taking a 
breath. 

Mary Stratton says her program is 
the same each year — to "instruct the 
youth" from September to June. 

Adella Stewart Anderson, our only 
member "in residence" on the campus 
at Mellon Hall, spent the time between 
commencement and summer activities 
vacationing at Cape Cod with her family 
including six grand-children. 



Class of 1922 

Secretary: Dorothy Burleigh Courtney 
(Mrs. James O.) 
580 West Union Street 
Somerset, Pennsylvania 

GENERAL NEWS 

Next June we celebrate our 35th year 
out of college. Old age is really creeping 
up on us. Let's make it a big reunion. 
I'm hereby appointing Betty Boots and 
Betty Foster Kibler to arrange for the 
usual luncheon, etc., and to contact 
everybody — really everybody. Please all 
come. 

Betty Boots address is 6855 Penn 
Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ; it has 
been since 1950 but somehow didn't 
get changed in the Recorder. Betty re- 
ports no news but I'm sure that there 
is a trip to Florida in the offing. 

Betty Foster Kibler and her husband 
Zeke must still be in Europe. They left 
home in August and I'm still unable to 
reach Betty by phone. A card from 
Betty stated that she never thought 
that the things Miss White and Miss 
Craig taught her would come in so 
handy. Betty's daughter, Marie (Chat- 
ham '55) was married in June to Fred- 
erick Gaertner and has an apartment not 
too far from ■ Betty which is so nice for 
them all. Jack is out of the Army and 
Lewis and Priscilla have two wonderful 
little boys. 

Betty Wilson Lorenz is as busy as ever, 
the Library, housekeeping, clubs and 
much bridge. We had lunch at Joyce's 
just a few weeks ago. She and Llovd 
have just returned recently from their 
annual trip to Florida. 

Susan Scott Tucker reports with great 
pride the birth of her first grandson, 
T. Scott Thompson, born August 26 th. 
quote "he is a doll baby"! His father 
received his Ph.D. in Physical chemistry 
the following week. Susan had a paint- 
ing in the National Show at Youngstown 

Chatham College 



this summer — she is still our class celeb- 
rity. Also, her younger daughter was 
married at the Third Presbyterian 
Church in June. According to Betty 
Kibler and Betty Lorenz it was a very 
beautiful wedding. 

Anne Kiskaddon Griggs reports with 
great pride also the birth of her second 
grandchild. Francis Bailey Nimick. III. 
Anne's address until next spring is 5130 
Westminster Place. Pittsburgh 32. Her 
Coraopolis home was sold to the Epis- 
copal Church. Since Anne is now a little 
closer to the rest of the Pittsburghers 
maybe we will get to see her. 

Florence Newmaker Knapp has had 
another wonderful trip, this time seven 
weeks to the Eastern Mediterranean in 
May and June on the Cunard Liner. 
Caronia. Malaga. Barcelona and Lisbon 
and a stay in London! When Newny 
wrote, she was just off for a weeks visit 
with her children at State College. Both 
of them are located there, though neither 
of them went to State. Newnv — you and 
Betty Kibler can recount all of your 
European adventures at our reunion next 
June. How about it? 

Our sincere sympathy goes to Helen 
Allison Dunbar whose mother died Janu- 
ary 21st. Helen had some good visits 
during the summer with Martha Brown- 
lee McAllister and Jane Taylor. 

Harriet Hill Krous's address is 206 
East Wheeling St., Washington. Pa. That 
was one of the addresses I couldn't find. 
Helen Dunbar and her husband attend- 
ed Harriet's daughter's wedding in 
August. Helen writes "a beautiful wed- 
ding, a beautiful bride." 

I still seem to be very busy — lots of 
house guests during the summer and 
now all the church and club activities 
starting up again in addition to the 
Welcome Wagon. Graham and Nancy 
now have a house and garden in Spring- 
field. Mass. Jimmy is in the Army; Bill 
is in his last year at Temple Medical 
School and is becoming more profession- 
al every day. Louise graduated from the 
L'niversity of Pennsylvania last June in 
the School of Occupational Therapy and 
is now taking her required Clinic train- 
ing at McQuire Hospital in Richmond. 
Va. Dotty is a sophomore at Goucher. 

Everyone sends love to everyone so 
let's tret together next June. And this is 
my fifth and last year as secretary, so 
if you don't want to be lost or forgotten 
please elect a new one. Any suggestions? 



Class of 1924 

Secretary. Barbara Coit Templeton 
(Mrs. D. Stewart) 
617 Cochran Drive 
Greensburg. Pa. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Barbara Coit Templeton (Mrs. D. 
Stewart), 617 Cochran Drive, 
Greensburg. Pa. 

Helen Errett Hourdequin (Mrs. L. 
Remy), Chatham, Pa. 
* Martha Glandon Luthringer (Mrs. 
Marshall S.) 2512 West Lake Shore 
Drive, Springfield. 111. 

Elsie Goldberg Rosenshine (Mrs. Reu- 
ben), 115 Woodland Drive, Pitts- 
burgh 28. Pa. 

Alumnae Recorder 



* Virginia Lilly Christ (Mrs. F. C). 320 

Southcroft Road, Springfield, Pa. 

Isabelle Lohr Alderman (Mrs. Justus 

O. ) Masonic Apts.. Latrobe, Pa. 
Mary Pyle Fleck (Mrs. Paul), 5 Nor- 
way Road, Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 
*Same location, new street address. 

GENERAL NEWS 

First, there were four of us at the 
Spring meeting of the Alumnae Associa- 
tion in June: Grace Davis Mechling, 
who turned over her gavel to the in- 
coming president (Grace has done a 
mighty good job during the past two 
years — the smooth way she handles a 
business meeting" is something to be- 
hold!). Helen Ryman, Marion Griggs, 
and Barbara Coit Templeton. We had 
a good time together, but we missed the 
rest of you. Thank you who have sent 
in contributions to the "fiftieth reunion" 
fund. I do appreciate your helping me 
to catch up after I failed to get out 
letters last year. Let's keep the dollars 
rolling in. 

Grace Davis Mechling, as I write, is 
on her way to California, her husband 
having recovered sufficiently from his 
heart attack to make the trip. They 
plan to be gone three or four weeks, 
and when they return she will get busy 
on a benefit for the Forest Hills Wom- 
an's Club, and six book reviews — inci- 
dentally, any money she makes on re- 
views goes to the Alumnae Fund. She 
says this is the year she planned to buy 
the rocking chair, but she hasn't learned 
to say "no." 

Dorothy Cooke Ortner writes that she 
and her husband and eleven-year-old 
son took a trip to Europe recently, 
spending more than two months there 
and fulfilling a twenty-five-year-old 
dream. She is teaching now in the new 
high school in Corry. 

Helen Errett Hourdequin writes from 
Bethany Beach: "Remy had a heart at- 
tack a year ago last Christmas, so farm 
work was out of the question. We sold 
our lovely old place in Avondale and 
since then have been 'bums.' Last winter 
we spent five months in Mexico, most 
of that time in a small village 160 miles 
north of Acapulco, Zihuatanejo by name. 
It's right on the west coast and our 
time was spent fishing and swimming. 
This summer we have been here on the 
Delaware coast at the family cottage, 
again fishing and swimming. You can 
judge from this that it's a 'hard life,' 
and we don't ever really lose our tan. 
We plan to stay here until after election 
day. when we'll start again for Mexico 
and Zihuatanejo. Jane and Dorothy 
(Errett) live in Chatham, a few miles 
from Avondale. and we visit them fre- 
quently." 

Billie Hibbs Williams writes: "As you 
probably know, I lost Frank in 1953 
and since then time has stood still. My 
life centers around our daughter Flor- 
ence, fifteen years old now. a sophomore 
in high school." You have our sincere 
sympathy, Billie. 

Marion Griggs is working for the 
Federal Government, "doing research 
and analysis, with nine or ten people 
to direct in all sorts of fields. And al- 
ways different, which makes it all the 
more fascinating. As an avocation (be- 
sides all the usual social things!) I 



study, believe it or not! I'm always 
taking a course here or there in a new 
field - certainly keeps me from stag- 
nating!" 

Florence Jay is working with the De- 
partment of Public Assistance with head- 
quarters in Greensburg. traveling be- 
tween New Kensington and Greensburg. 
She says. "I spent two lovely weeks at 
the college in July 1955. The DPA 
sent us as their guests for a concentrated 
course in social work. I really enjoyed 
it. What wonderful advantages a per- 
son would have there today!" 

The other afternoon I answered a 
knock at the door and was greeted with 
a burst of laughter! It was Isabelle Lohr 
Alderman and Emma Miller Davis. I 
had been shampooing a rug, and was so 
flabbergasted that I never even offered 
them a cup of tea, but I don't believe 
they minded. They said that they hadn't 
any news, but dropped by to tell me so 
in person, and to give me their dollars. 
They told me a little, too. about Ruth 
Baxter Hill, who is quite active in the 
Garden Center in Pittsburgh. And some- 
how I had missed the fact that Emma's 
husband is Grace Mechling's brother! 

By now you all know that Martha 
Glandon Luthringer is the newest alum- 
nae trustee of Chatham College, and 
we're proud to own her. She says she 
scraped the barrel for the "blurb" in the 
Spring Recorder, and has little to add 
now. But she says. "I see Louise Hamil- 
ton Haase every time I'm in New York, 
which is several times a year, and she's 
as lovely and wonderful as always, lovely 
to look at, too." Incidentally. Martha 
hasn't moved — just a new address for 
the same house. 

Gertrude Mixer Henry now has seven 
grandchildren. and has added two 
dachshunds to the Dalmatians. She has 
had no further coronary trouble but 
"once in a while I get little warnings 
to drop everything and 'take it easy'." 

Virginia Lilly Christ writes that she 
is still teaching English and dramatics 
at Lansdowne-Alden Senior High School, 
while her husband is head of the Sec- 
retarial Department at Drexel Institute. 
They are comforted by the thought of 
retirement in at least five years! They 
spend their summers at a little place 
they built in the Poconos. on Lake Wall- 
enpaupack. where they enjoy the fishing 
and boating. 

Although I've had no direct word 
from Hedwig Pregler, I've had glowing 
reports from two different sources about 
the wonderful job she is doing as prin- 
cipal of Colfax School in Pittsburgh. It 
seems that she is something of an author- 
ity on the "exceptional" child. 

Helen Reed Koehler says that her old- 
er son Donald interned last year at 
Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu and 
plans to spend the next two years there 
also. Jerome, the second son, is a senior 
at Allegheny College, and Jane entered 
high school this fall. Flicker's main civic 
inte~e3ts are the Charleroi-Monessen 
Hospital Auxiliary and the Donora Wo- 
man's Club. 

Florence Steele ■ Bullock is planning a 
busy year: besides teaching a full sched- 
ule as an elementary school teacher, she 
will accompany her husband on numer- 
ous week-end trips around Pennsylvania. 



Pa 



ffe 23 



as he is Grand Commander of the 
Knights Templar of Pennsylvania this 
year. She tells me that in order to 
qualify as an elementary school teacher 
she had to go back to school, and 
while getting the necessary credits ac- 
quired a Master's degree at Temple Uni- 
versity. Her two boys are away from 
home now. one married and in the 
Navy, and the other a freshman at 
Penn State. 

Stella Wagenjehr Shane is still trying 
to find the answers to the attendance 
problems in the Crafton schools, where 
she has been Home and School Visitor 
for the past five years. After November 
3rd. when Mary is being married, she 
and Jack "will have both daughters 
educated and married, and so will be 
back where they started, alone." She 
flew in to see me momentarily one day 
last spring when she was visiting a 
friend in Greensburg — same old Stella! 

As for your secretary, when we moved 
to Greensburg last December, I firmly- 
resolved not to be a "joiner." And then 
I joined the Hospital Auxiliary (and 
agreed to work regularly in the snack 
bar), the College Club, the League of 
Women Voters, the Chatham Alumnae 
Club, the Botanical Society, and of 
course the Women's Guild at church, not 
to mention the Sunday School. What's 
more, I seem to have jobs to do in most 
of them! So if you drop in. as I hope 
you will, the house may be a mess. 

Mary Pyle Fleck, x'24, is an alumna 
of Barnard College, but keeps a spot in 
her heart for us. Now that her children 
are educated and married, she went 
back to school (University of Pitts- 
burgh), earned a teaching certificate in 
elementary education, and is now teach- 
ing fifth grade in Edgewood. "It is all 
very rewarding." She has two children. 

LaRue Gress Lehman, x'24, wrote a 
wonderful letter, bringing me up-to-date 
on herself. She graduated from Dickin- 
son, which I had forgotten, and her 
husband is head of the Social Studies 
Department at Lock Haven State Teach- 
ers College, and a musician as well. She 
has been teaching science again since 
sometime during the Second World War. 
They have two grown sons. Last year 
she and her husband both took sabbatical 
leaves and spent nine weeks in eleven 
countries of Europe, and so rewarding 
was it that they are already planning 
a second jaunt. But the best part of her 
letter was this: "It doesn't seem possible 
that the years are passing so swiftly but 
I am amazed to find that life gets more 
interesting and friends more valuable as 
time goes on. I have always felt that the 
present year is the best of my entire life 
and I hope I shall continue to find the 
succeeding ones as rewarding as the ones 
past. Robert Browning surely knew what 
he was saying when he wrote "Grow old 
along with me. the best is yet to be . . ." 

So, to you who said — and there were 
several who used almost the same words 
"I shudder to think of the 50th re- 
union" or even the 35th, I'll say, with 
Browning and LaRue, grow old along 
with the rest of us and enjoy yourself. 

Can you help us find these gals? 
LOST AGAIN 
Martha Crowley 
Esther Miller Kagan (Mrs. Henry) 

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Class of 1926 — Thirtieth Reunion 



STILL LOST 

Adelaide Fitzgerald Olney (Mrs. 

Clark) 
Brunhilde Fitzrandolph Eddison (Mrs. 

J. Radley) 

Class of 1926 

Secretary: Miss Edith M. McKelvey 
1421 Shady Ave. 
Pittsburgh 17. Pa. 

DEATHS 

Esther Landman — August 17, 1956 
Ellen Jeannette Stover — August 25, 
1956 

GENERAL NEWS 

Mary Ailes Sechler, Pittsburgh, Pa., 
reports that her daughter, Peggy, was 
married June 16 to George Sutherland, 
and they are living in Cleveland, Ohio. 
Mary and her family are moving in 
November to Town House Apartments. 
6236 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 

Bernice Blackburn Downey, McKees- 
port, Pa., and her sister drove to Denver 
in July, where Bernice's husband Floyd 
flew to join them. They drove to Colo- 
rado Springs, traveled through Idaho, 
Wyoming, Yellowstone, Minnesota, and 
crossed Lake Michigan by boat, and 
came home from Muskegon. This fall. 
Bernice will be busy with First Presby- 
terian Church activities, D.A.R. Meet- 
ings, Syria Caravan gatherings. Mc- 
Keesport 20th Century Club Meetings, 
and Wimodausis Club. 

Ruth Bodner Decker, Emlenton, Pa., 
reports they are still living on their 
farm, although they are not farming at 
present. They have two sons, 25 and 
27. 

Marjorie Barnhart Molyneaux, Pitts- 
burgh. Pa., is now a lady of leisure, 
busy with club work. 



Gertrude Bradshaw, Long Island, N.Y. 
visited Washington, D. C, for two 
months last Spring. 

Helen M. Bromley, Washington, Pa., 
wrote, "I am still living with my par- 
ents in the family home. Teaching is 
still my major interest, and am teach- 
ing World History at Washington High 
School, where we use dozens of films 
from the Chatham College Film Library. 
The highlight of the years since gradu- 
ation was the teaching a year in four 
Hague Schools, the travel to Egypt for 
the two-week Easter holidays of 1951. 
and the experience of having plenty of 
money (Dutch guilders) good only east 
of the Atlantic. Church camps and youth 
conferences were an eleven year summer 
occupation affording me much pleasure. 
Since 1951 have been a member of the 
AAUW, have served as local president, 
currently on International Relations 
Committee, and edited Pennsylvania 
Division "Keystone." 

Hazelle Chessman Lancaster, Char- 
lotte, N. C, continues to live and work 
in Charlotte. 

Abigail Cresswell, Ellwood City, Pa., 
wrote that "the past year of school has 
been particularly gratifying to me. Forty- 
six of my students had original essays 
and poetry for the national anthologies. 
The past summer has been busy with 
home and garden." 

Alice C. Greeves, Greensburg, Pa., is 
and has been teaching in Greensburg 
since graduation. She had a Henry C. 
Frick Educational Scholarship to the 
Teachers Conference at Wilson College 
for two and one-half weeks this summer, 
and also attended a week at Sandy 
Cove Bible Conference at Northeast, 
Maryland. 

Alice Gross Puff, Scottdale, Pa., in- 
formed that their son expects to go to 
Lafayette College this Fall. They built 

Chatham College 



a new home and moved into it three 
years ago. 

Louise Harkcom Einstein, Youngs- 
town, Ohio, spent the summer in 
Phoenix, Arizona. She wrote, "I am 
teaching English and speech at Youngs- 
town University three days a week and 
really love it. It's quite different from 
the job of high school teaching, keeps 
me on my toes and fairly well aware 
of what the 'younger generation' is up 
to." 

Elizabeth Hubbard Ewing, Delray, 
Florida, wrote "My older son, Ted, was 
married to a darling girl and they live 
in Miami. Ted is working in the Trust 
Department of a bank and most en- 
thused over his work. Hubbard, the 
younger son, is struggling toward a de- 
gree in Engineering at Lehigh Univer- 
sity in Bethlehem and doing very well. 
We still like Delray very much, although 
it is fast out-growing the little village 
it was when we first arrived here." 

Marion Johnson Kipp, Indiana, Pa., 
has a daughter, Naomi, a freshman at 
Chatham this year. 

Julia Kadlecik Little, San Gabriel, 
Calif., reports a very busy life with 
painting, sewing. restoring antiques, 
decorating and gift making as a few of 
her many occupations. In addition to 
these she is studying German and pho- 
tography in anticipation of a foreign 
trip in the near future. Julia and her 
husband, Wallace, have been honored by 
the local Rotary Club for their contri- 
butions to Scouting. For eight years they 
have provided the Sea Scouts with a 
place to meet, the use of their pool for 
swimming and water practice, and a 
place to house their ship and equip- 
ment. They have found this to be a very 
rewarding interest. After a summer in 
Europe, Julia's daughter Judy attended 
Columbia and received her M.A. degree 
in Zoology. Her son, John, has returned 
to college after having to leave to have 
an operation. Julia hopes that anyone 
coming to California will visit her, as 
Henrietta Macleod Watts did last fall. 
She says "hello" to other class members 
and hopes to be free to attend a June 
reunion soon. 

Elizabeth Koehn Butler, Brookville, 
Pa. is teaching English in Junior High 
School. Her only daughter was married 
last year. 

After a trip with her husband to 
Montreal and Quebec and a cruise on 
the St. Lawrence River in August and 
September, Henrietta Macleod Watts- re- 
ports that they are "cutting down" on 
activities and plan to spend more time 
at home together. However, they plan 
to fly to Kansas City to spend Thanks- 
giving with their daughter, Anne Lou, 
and her husband. Then Henrietta will 
go in October to Philadelphia and in 
February to Atlantic City to attend 
School Director Conventions. She is 
serving her 16th year as a member of 
the Forest Hills School Board ; teaches 
the Young Adult Couples Church School 
class; and has fifteen piano pupils in 
this, her 25th year of teaching. Henrietta 
made her first television appearance in 
a Chatham College program on WQED. 
Son Ray is an attorney in Washington, 
D. C. 

Martina Oetting, Wilkinsburg, Pa., 
wrote a nice note reporting she was well 



and that things were about the same 
with her. 

Alberta Price Craig, Elmira, N. Y.. 
wrote last Fall (too late for Recorder 
news) "Tom and I are settling down 
to being alone, as our daughter, Alice, 
was married to a Doctor, a Fellow at the 
Mayo Clinics, and they have been living 
in Rochester. Minnesota. Douglas, gradu- 
ated from Harvard in 1955 and is an 
ensign in the Navy attached to a De- 
stroyer. He has two years to serve, then 
probably will go back to school. Kitty 
is away at the Stoneleigh Prospect Hill 
School in Greenfield, Mass." 

Ruth Rimer Hooton, Pittsburgh, Pa.. 
has three children, John 27, Virginia 
who is married, and Jane who was 
graduated from Winchester in June. 

Elsie McElwain Emery, Washington, 
Pa., is leading a busy life as wife of a 
Doctor and mother of three sons, the 
oldest having returned from service in 
Germany in June. 

Isabel Armour has a new address: 
1850 East State St.. Sharon. Pa. She 
continues to teach at Sharon High 
School and at the same time owns and 
operates the "House of Gifts," featuring 
seven rooms of gift selections. 

Catherine Sayers, Waynesburg, Pa., 
had a two months trip in Europe, most 
of which time was spent in Greece and 
England. She wrote, "It was a wonder- 
ful trip, but I am glad to be home 
again and am ever more thankful that 
I am an American. My permanent home 
in Waynesburg (167 West College 
Street) is a very sweet old house, I 
think, and the latch strings always hangs 
out to my college classmates. If any of 
you are ever passing through town, 
please do drop in for a few minutes at 
least." 

Martha Sheers Luft, Allentown. Pa., 
wrote that she completed her first year 
in June as part-time instructor at Cedar 
Crest College, and also six-months of 
teaching Korean and other war veterans 
at Moravian Preparatory School in Beth- 
lehem. Her older son Philip was gradu- 
ated in June from Allentown High 
School and, as a National Merit Scholar- 
ship Student and for other reasons, re- 
ceived a Scholarship to the Engineering" 
School of Cornell L T niversity for five 
years. Gretchen, the only daughter, will 
enter Senior High School this Fall, and 
David will enter Junior High School. 

Alma Adams Hartman is happily mar- 
ried and living in Verona, Pa. 

Betty Moore Coggins, Pittsburgh, Pa., 
wrote, "My daughter, Anne Grupe, x'53. 
is living in Baldwin Township. Her hus- 
band is out of the Air Force. I am Guild 
Chairman of Church and doing a little 
hospital and club work." 

Estelle Maxwell (Mrs. Harry L. 
Long) of 223 Castle Shannon Boule- 
vard, Pittsburgh 28, informed us that 
she has one son 1 7 years' old. 

Betty Ziegler (Mrs. George Main) 
wrote giving us her new address: 4 
Churchill Road. Pittsburgh 35. 

Edith M. McKelvey — It was with sor- 
row that I learned on September 25 of 
the death of Jeannette Stover. Her sister. 
Mrs. William Kelly, wrote of her sudden 
death following an operation. She was 
one of the faithful members of the 
Class and we will miss her very much. 



Word has also come to us from Cali- 
fornia of the death of Esther Landman 
just a few days before Jeannette's death. 
We extend our sympathy to the families 
of both of these classmates. 

The 30th Class Reunion held at the 
College on June 2nd was a big success 
and was attended by,- 14 members: Mary 
Ailes Sechler, Marjorie Barnhart Moly- 
neaux. Bernice Blackburn Downey, Ruth 
Bodner Decker, Alice Greeves. Marion 
Johnson Kipp. Elizabeth Keohn Butler. 
Henrietta Macleod Watts, Elsie Mc- 
Elwain Emery. Edith McKelvey. Ruth 
Rimer Hooton. Jeannette Stover, Alma 
Adams Hartman and Betty Moore Gog- 
gins. 

Class of 1928 

Secretary. Ruth Mary Wilkinson 
4139 Perrysville Ave. 
Pittsburgh 14. Pa. 

MARRIAGES 

Leona Newcome to Kort H. Meier. 
March 29. 1956. 

DEATHS: 

Laura Louise Canfield Brunot (Mrs. 
John B., Jr.) April. 1956. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Catherine Caldwell Mayer (Mrs. William 
C.) 1500 Arlington Blvd.. The Vir- 
ginian 507, Arlington, Virginia. 

Betty Gidney Elder (Mrs. H. Kingsley 
1000 Pennsylvania Ave.. Oakmont. Pa. 

Eugenie Negley McLean (Mrs. Thomas 
W.) 415 East 52nd St.. New York 22, 
N.Y. 

Frances Nichol Hawkins (Mrs. Charles 
E.) 335 Hastings St.. Pittsburgh 6, Pa. 

Margaret Port Arens (Mrs. Ferdinand 
C.) 14 Chatham Circle. Wellesley 
Hills. Wellesley 81, Massachusetts. 

Esther Stayman McGrew (Mrs. Kenneth 
A.) 603 Elm St.. Winnetka. Illinois 

Mina Teichart McKain (Mrs. Charles 
J.) 30 Peart Ave.. Rochester 9, New 
York 

Adeline Vatz Goldstein (Mrs. Samuel 
M.) 5700 Centre Ave.. Apt. 614, 
Pgh. 6. Pa. 

Kathryn Letterman Lynch, (Mrs. Ar- 
thur) St. Johns' Island, Virgin Is- 
lands. U.S.A. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Deep and sincere sympathy is extend- 
ed to those of our class who suffered the 
loss of dear ones this past year: 

Ann Aber Buck in the loss of her 
mother during the fall of 1955. 

Mary Crawford whose mother died 
May 11, 1956. 

Betty English Beadling whose father 
died in Texas, January 3. 1956. 

Margaret McCowan Hood in the 
death of her husband. September 19. 
1956. 

Kay Owen in the loss of her uncle 
this summer. 

Betty Piel in the loss of her mother, 
August 30. 1956. 

Petty Bigg Cohn's son, Murray, is a 
senior at Ohio State University. Her 
daughter. Dorothy. graduated from 
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and is a freshman at Northwestern 
University. 

Ann Louise Blessing Leslie and her 
family spent the summer at their cottage 
on Van Buren Bay, Lake Erie. She 
brings us up to date about her family 
thus — Eleanor, who was Pitt's first home- 
coming queen, inter-fraternity queen, 
Delta Tau Delta's sweetheart and rep- 
resented Pitt on the Queen's Court at 
the Sugar Bowl Game in New Orleans 
last year, graduated from the University 
of Pittsburgh in June. She is teaching 
first grade at Marcham School, Mt. Leb- 
anon this year. Russell is a junior at 
Dartmouth and president of his class as 
well as a member of the Green Key. 
Carl is in 10th grade at Brentwood 
High School. Linda is in 4th grade at 
Elroy School. Brentwood. Ann Louise 
and her husband accompanied Eleanor 
to New Orleans last January and drove 
Russ to Dartmouth in September. 

Peg Cousley and Kay Owen enjoyed 
a seven weeks trip to the Canadian 
Rockies, down the coast of Canada (four 
days by boat) to Seattle and thence by 
train to San Francisco and Los Angeles. 
They visited Zion, Grand Canyon, Bryce 
and Yellowstone parks on their way 
home. When Kay arrived in California 
she was informed that her uncle, living 
at Long Beach, had died and she was 
able to attend his funeral while there. 
Kay was chosen to go to Troy, New 
York for an Economic Conference this 
October. 

Mary Crawford, whose main concern 
for some years was her mother's care 
and happiness, has been trying to adjust 
to life without her. She does public re- 
lations work writing speeches, booklets, 
radio and T.V. announcements etc. for 
the Government agency in Washington, 
D.C., for which she has worked the 
past ten years. In her spare time she 
baby sits and entertains her brother's 
six children who live near her. 

Shortly before Christmas last year I 
met Truth Crawford Jones on Fifth 
Avenue. With her was her husband and 
their nine year old son, who was in 
4th grade. Truth says her family is her 
chief interest and her son is a big help 
to her. 

Lib Davidson Lee is now Secretary- 
Treasurer of the Sewickley Post Home of 
the American Legion. She also is a mem- 
ber of the Business and Professional 
Woman's Club of Sewickley. and asked 
me to talk on "Money for the Future" 
at the Club's May meeting. 

This past year Suzanne Finley Heller, 
her husband, and daughters Susan 17 
and Mary 13 spent six months abroad 
while her husband was doing research 
work at the British Museum of Natural 
History in London. They had a flat near 
Wimbledon and saw many of the famous 
tennis matches. Six wonderful weeks 
were spent on the Continent traveling 
through France, Italy, Greece, 

Switzerland. Germany and Holland. This 
year Susan is a freshman at Cornell 
University studying Arts and Sciences, 
and Mary is in high school. 

Sid Friedman Bigg's daughter Dorothy 
(Chatham '55). is teaching in Cleveland 
Heights for a second year. Her son, 
Richard, completed his internship at 
Cleveland University Hospital and re- 
ceived a four year fellowship in surgery 



at the Mayo Clinic. Rochester, Minne- 
sota. He was married early this fall. 

Fran Fulton McClymonds' son, Rich- 
ard, graduated from West View High 
School in June and is attending Car- 
negie Tech this year. Rick, in spite of 
his polio handicap, drives the family 
car, and operated the boat for the water- 
skiers on Sandy Lake this summer. 

During the past year Mardy Jones 
Ruthart was the narrator for an operetta. 
"Heartless House," presented by the 
choral of the North Boroughs Woman's 
Club. Also, as program chairman of the 
Allegheny County Federation of Wom- 
en's Clubs, she was the main speaker at 
a luncheon for the 150 presidents of 
federated clubs in Allegheny County. 

lu'e Lustenberger Adams and her hus- 
band flew 34,000 miles seeing many 
things in the Orient and India last 
spring. She has written a few articles 
and made a few talks about their trip. 
Jule is a sustaining member of the Jun- 
ior League and does some volunteer 
hospital work. Her son. Randy, gradu- 
ated from Taft School in Watertown. 
Connecticut last year and is now a Soph- 
omore in the Engineering School at 
Kansas University. Judy, her daughter, 
graduated a year ago and is how Mrs. 
John Prosser. Her daughter's husband is 
in the Air Force and they live at Mc- 
Allen, Texas. After three years in the 
service he intends to be an architect. 

Leona Newcome Meier's wedding was 
March 29, 1956. A retired minister from 
her home town, Vandergrift, Pa., per- 
formed the ceremony. Leona's husband 
is semi-retired and owns the Desert 
Motel on Route 7. Box 532. Tucson. 
Arizona, which he operates as a resi- 
dential court for winter visitors. At least 
for the time being Leona plans to con- 
tinue teaching at Tucson High School. 

Frances Nichol Haivkins and her hus- 
band took a cruise to Havana this fall. 
Their daughter, Sandra, is 12 years old 
and in the 8th grade at Winchester- 
Thurston. 

Peg Port Arens writes that they are 
starting a Boston Club of Chatham grad- 
uates and met Dr. Anderson for the first 
time last year. This fall four of the 
group entertained four matriculating 
freshmen at Peg's home. Peg would like 
any members of our class living in her 
area to join the Boston Club. This fall 
she helped give the freshman physicals 
at Wellesley College. Peg says both of 
her sons are athletically inclined (we're 
not surprised)! Frity played varsity foot- 
ball and basketball in high school 
and made the Freshman Soccer team at 
Dartmouth last year. Stewart (Sandy 
17), a high school senior, played var- 
sity hockey last year and is going out 
for football this year. 

Virginia Ray Randall in addition to 
her various interests mentioned in last 
year's Recorder, found it very gratifying 
to serve on a committee with three other 
L'nited Church Women who looked after 
the needs of the three Hiroshima girls, 
resident in Ridgewood while undergoing 
surgery. After two years of retirement 
Gina's husband became Executive Sec- 
retary of the Railway Systems and Pro- 
cedures Association. He still handles the 
bi-monthly Question and Answer page 
in Railway Age. Scouting seems to be 



the main interest of the twins although 
they continue with their music. 

Madeline Teets Bathrick reports that 
her trip to Europe last year was delight- 
ful. There were many places she would 
like to revisit. This May she sailed with 
a friend on a Moore-McCormack freight- 
er to South America. She said it was 
like sailing on a private yacht as they 
were the only passengers. Twelve are 
permitted. They stopped at many ports 
in the Caribbean and got off at Rio de 
Janeiro, after four weeks they truly en- 
joyed. They flew across the Andes to 
Lima, which Mad liked best. They 
stopped at Costa Rica. Guatamala, and 
Panama on their way home, arriving the 
middle of July. Madeline says she is 
still working — her fourteenth year. I pre- 
sume with the Red Cross. 
. Adeline Vatz Goldstein visited her 
daughter. Joyce, and family in West 
Palm Beach this summer. Joyce's hus- 
band is a doctor in the Public Health 
Service there. They have a two year 
old son. Nancy. Adeline's younger daugh- 
ter, graduated from Mt. Mercy with 
honors. She started to Smith College 
last fall but in the spring she married 
a Yale graduate and they are living in 
Cleveland where he is in law school at 
Western Reserve. Nancy is in the School 
of Education there. 

Jane Willard Stephenson's daughter, 
Barbara, who graduated from Chatham 
in 1952 with a B.S. degree, got her 
M.D. from Emory L^niversity, Atlanta, 
Georgia last June. She is serving her in- 
ternship in Pediatrics at St. Louis Child- 
ren's Hospital this year. After a year or 
two she expects to return to Atlanta for 
a third year at Grady's new 23 million 
dollar hospital which will be ready then. 
Jane's son. Gordon, is in the Air Force 
learning jet flying in Texas. 



Class of 1930 

MARRIAGES 

Lucille Jackson to Jerome Strauss, 
December, 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Lucille Jackson Strauss (Mrs. Jerome). 

520 W. Nittany Ave.. State College. 

Pa. 
Margaret H. Schivan, 418 East 309 St.. 

Willowick, Ohio. 
Marion Haines Schap (Mrs. E. M. 

Schap). 130 N. Loomis St., Naperville, 

111. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Elizabeth Stadtlander spent the sum- 
mer as visiting lecturer in the school of 
Education at Colorado University in 
Boulder. 

Betty Dougherty Dennis writes from 
Santa Fe. New Mexico, that the boys 
15, 13. 11. and 9 were at camp most 
of the summer and had a pack trip also. 
She states there are many from Pitts- 
burgh in Santa Fe and that the climate 
is very pleasant in summer with cool 
evenings. 

Our sympathy goes to Ethel Lehmann 
Grabe in the death of her father. Mr. 
Charles Lehmann. in June. 

Lucille Jackson Strauss writes that she 
has had four changes this year — address, 



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Class of 1931 — Twenty-fifth Reunion 



name, and the name of two institutions 
from which she has degrees. Lucille 
teaches a course in Chemical Literature 
and in addition has charge of Chemistry 
and Physics Library. 

Carolyn Graf Henninger and her 
daughter Marie were in New York with 
30 girl scouts from three troops. She 
states they had 5 glorious days on $45 
budget each. They stopped at Hershey. 
Roadside America and Valley Forge. 
Her son Billy is in Jr. High and Marie 
enters High School this fall. Carolyn 
is still busy with Foreign Policy Asso- 
ciation and Council of Church Women. 

Doris Bushnell worked during the fall 
of 1955 on Eastern States Floods at 
Stroudsburg, Pa. This was her first 
Pennsylvania trip in ten years and 
Stroudsburg natives believed her to be 
from Virginia. In the summer she com- 
mutes between Atlanta and Franklin. 
N. C, where she has a cabin nestled in 
slopes of Wayah Bald Mt. in Nautahala 
Forest. 

Marian Haines Schap is still teaching 
at North Central College as Assistant 
Professor of Music Education. Her hus- 
band is Associate Professor of Chemistry 
and their son, Keith, is in the same col- 
lege as a freshman. Jim. another son. is 
Student Council President in eighth 
grade. 

Mary Elizabeth Woodworlh's father, 
Frank Woodworth, died last January 
after a prolonged illness. She wishes to 
thank Dorothy Thompson Seif for send- 
ing in the news for last year's issue. This 
summer she was on a freighter trip from 
Montreal to Bermuda, Porto Rico, St. 
Kitts, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, 
Grenada. Trinidad, British and Dutch 
Guiana, with a trip up the Moengo 
River jungle past native villages. On the 
ship's northern trip it hit a rock and 
tore a 30 foot hole in its bottom. She 
returned by another ship to New Orleans. 



Class of 1932 

Secretaries : Marion Stone Howard 
(Mrs. Wayne J.) 
223 Glenrock Drive. Ruth- 
fred Acres 

Bridge ville, Pennsylvania 
Caroline Brady Wilson 
(Mrs. Merritt, Jr.) 
1 DOO!) Westfieid Road 
Indianapolis 20. Indiana 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Mary Wollridge Beyer (Mrs. Stuart E.). 
54 Eastoa Street, Lowvilte, New York. 



Betty Ramsay Kyle (Mrs. Henry A. < . 

4412 Gateway Drive. Gateway Manor. 

Monroeville. Pa. 
Marie Hahn Lewis (Mrs. Hahnj. 713 

Viewmont Ave., Johnstown. Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Flo Bouldin Cha>e represented Chat- 
ham at the Dedication of a new build- 
ing at Northeastern University in Octob- 
er. A nice assignment. She has a real job 
as President of the Girl Scouts at Hint- 
ham and has just lost her older daughter 
to Connecticut College. 

Charlotte Graham Dight traveled to 
Denver and Texas last fall and reached 
the Lone Star State in time for an ap- 
pendectomy. However, an Easter trip 
to Bermuda for the three Dights was less 
hazardous. Marianne is a senior at Stuart 
Hall this year. 

Catherine Cochran Schaeffer is carry- 
ing scholastic honors with courses in 
Special Education at Pitt this past sum- 
mer. Now she is teaching the retarded 
at Jr. High level. 

Ruth Grafman Weiner was busy pack- 
ing daughter, Judy, off to Penn Hall 
when she answered my letter. Ah me. 
that first trunk that leaves home. 

Bea Andrews Dimsdale represented 
Chatham at the inauguration of the new 
president of Park College, Parkville. 
Missouri, in April. Her oldest boy is in 
his first year at Annapolis. An honor, 
indeed. 

Marie Hahn Leivis has bought herself 
a little house and is re-doing it. An op- 
eration is keeping her home from her 
job for a year. She should now have 
time to write all of you a letter. 

Ruth Fugh McMurtry writes her "4H" 
family have distinguished themselves, 
especially Ginger who won a blue ribbon 
at the Colorado State Fair in First Year 
Clothing. Her mother's daughter, you 
see. Ruth says she has had to learn the 
art, too. 




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Betsy Dearborn • Souren in her letter 
presented a delightful picture of the 
Souren family at 9:00 A.M. Sunday 
morning scrambling to make it to Sun- 
day School — all seven of them. Betsy 
plays the piano and her husband teaches 
a class. They are very busy landscaping 
that house they built last year. 

Jean Houghtelin Phillips is Chairman 
of her Church Circle, also Chairman of 
the South Hills Delta Gamma Alumnae. 
With Larry in 9th grade and Wayne in 
6th Jean says, as the only fem in the 
family, she just tags along on Canadian 
and other fishing trips. 

Carolyn Bickell Morris gets a medal 
for home town enthusiasm. Newark, Del.. 
is the town. She and her husband are 
presidents of the DuBarry Assembly, a 
very formal dance group with a mem- 
bership of 90 couples. She is knee deep 
in the- Newark Antique Show and Pub- 
licity for the Republican Women's Club. 

Jo Herrold Sponheimer writes "No 
new news but we are having a wonder- 
ful time." That is good news, I think. 

Cady Brady Wilson and family packed 
by jeep and horseback into the ten 
thousand foot mountains above Steam- 
boat Springs, Colorado. Cady and her 
daughter, Grace flew east this June to 
take care of Cady's sister Mary who was 
in an auto accident. With Merritt III 
off to Brown University, the rest of the 
family will head east for the W. Va. an- 
nual Forest Festival. 

Peg Eisaman continues to teach Eng- 
lish in Swissvale and in the summer 
directs work in the Department of Re- 
ligion at Chautauqua. She is an officer 
of the Chautauqua Circle and D. A. R. 
I bemoaned the fact to Peg that I never 
joined D. A. R. She wrote back, "You 
are never too old to join D. A. R. My 
mother just joined at 82." 

The Christian Herald published a new 
poem of Alice Mackenzie Swaim in the 
late spring. This was an eventful year 
for the Swaim family, moving from the 
old stone house into a new ranch type 
and welcoming home, after a year's ab- 
sence in Scotland as a Rotary Fellow, 
their daughter Elizabeth. Elizabeth is 
now employed in the Library of Congress. 

Constance Wolfe Harrison flew home 
from the great land of Texas this 
summer. 

South and north travelled Marion 
Stone Howard and her family who visit- 
ed Atlanta in June and spent some time 
in New Hampshire in the early fall. We 
extend sympathy to Marion in the loss 
of her father in August. 

Mary Wooldridge Beyer's husband Stu 
will be stationed in Watertown, N. Y. 
for the next two years. Mary will take 
over the Senior Girl Scout troop in Low- 
ville, N. Y., Stu's home town where they 
are now living. 

Georgia Meinecke Weldon's son John 
entered Clarkson College at Potsdam, 
N. Y. in the fall. Georgia and her hus- 
band vacationed in the Laurentians after 
taking him to college. 

Making a trip to New England were 
Sally Miller Brash and her husband when 
Eddie went up to Williams. 

Betty Ramsey Kyle lives now in a 
brand new home in the suburbs of Pitts- 
burgh where the children are enjoying 
the bus ride of country children to 

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school. Early visitors there included Sara 
Stevenson and Elizabeth Lupton Peterson 
whose husband, formerly with the 
N.L.R.B., will enter private practice in 
Seattle, Washington. 

Dottie English has had a full year 
which included an interview on WQED 
about the purpose and work of the 
Pennsylvania Room of Carnegie Library 
of Pittsburgh. In June she served on the 
Information Committee of Special Libra- 
ries Association's National Convention 
and in October on a similar committee 
for the Pennsylvania State Library Asso- 
ciation. She is president of the Carnegie 
Library Staff Association. Busy gal. 

Lib Ewing Cogbill is chairman of two 
cancer groups and working for church, 
club and community. Bill is a sophomore 
at Edgewood High and Eleanor, who 
graduated from Penn Hall in June is a 
freshman this year at Chatham. 

Lil La f bury Wills is President of New 
Kensington PTA Council, Public Rela- 
tions Chairman of Girl Scouts, Repub- 
lican Committee Woman, Superintendent 
of the Junior Department in Sunday 
School, and member of the board of 
Women's Association at church. She 
spends her spare time playing duplicate. 
What spare time? She and Vince had 
their 25th wedding anniversary- this year 
and the girls had a surprise party for 
their parents — over 100 guests and tele- 
grams, calls and cards poured in. 

Your letters are wonderful. We wish 
we could print them all instead of just 
snatches of them. Next year is our 25th. 
No one surely needs an invitation, but 
there will be one. So — see you then. 

Class of 1934 

Secretaries: Helen Bixler Watts 

(Mrs. S. T.) 

513 Lucia Drive 

Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

Margaret L. White 

1302 Singer PI. 

Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 
DEATHS 

Our sympathy goes to three members 
who lost their fathers during the year: 
Maxine Cuden Adler, whose father died 
suddenly in February; and Madeline Lee 
Sales and Ruth Maxwell Doyle, both of 
whom lost their fathers in March. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Marjorie Hardie Brown (Mrs. Robt. ), 

904 Miami Ave., Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 
Mary Hostler Green (Dr. Mary H.), 16 

N. Euclid Ave., Pittsburgh 2, Pa. 
Ann Irwin Hoffman (Mrs. Clair P.), 

221 Park Ave., New Philadelphia, O. 
Frances Lorimer Hepburn (Mrs. J. M.), 

707 Perkinswood S.E., Warren, O. 
Ruth Miller Allen (Mrs. Frank), Forest 

Hills Village, Apt. 701-D, Knoxville, 

Tenn. 
Eunice Shatzer Stentz (Mrs. Edgar), 440 

Woodland Ave., Wadsworth, O. 
Marion Starkey Hamlet (Mrs. F. O.), 33 

Harvest Lane, W. Hartford, Conn. 
Harriet Tyler Martin (Mrs. Paul), 301 

Fleming Ave., Frederick, Md. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Thelma Stacker Trost received an 
M.Ed, at Pitt in August, completing 36 
credits in evening and summer sessions 



in the last two and a half years. She is 
now a regular teacher in Harwood 
School in Sheridan — teaching Fourth 
Grade and Music. Her twin sons, Bob 
and Bill, enlisted in the Air Force after 
graduation from Langley High. She re- 
ports Virginia Bushnell, who started 
with our class, was married August 4 
and is now Mrs. Rudolph M. Ursic and 
teaches in Arnold High School. 

Mary Hostler Green, M.D., has her sign 
out in Bellevue. At first she thought the 
home-office practice of internal medi- 
cine might seem like semi-retirement 
after her years in school, hospitals, and 
research laboratories, but she is chang- 
ing her mind. 

Rose Hollingsworth Stambaugh is 
teaching" in Boca Ciega Senior High and 
loves it. She took six hours this summer 
for recency of credit and "brushed away 
some cobwebs." 

Ruth Miller Allen and her husband 
bought "The Book Shop" in Knoxville 
after traveling more than 20,000 miles 
through southern and western United 
States. She writes "we realized what a 
big beautiful, varied country we live 
in." 

Avanelle Schlosser Grafton is secretary 
of the Kittanning YMCA Board, and is 
proud that her community has raised 
enough money for a new YMCA build- 
ing. Incidentally, she probably has more 
grandchildren (step-grandchildren that 
is) than any other member of the class. 
Does anyone else have any grandchildren? 

Helen Walker Empfield had charge of 
the Craft Program for the YMCA day 
camp in Evanston, 111., this summer. 

Mary Jane Young is working for an 
attorney in Washington, D. C. 

Synnove Haughom was busy last year 
reporting on their township meetings, 
taking piano lessons with Miss Welker 
and voice lessons from Robert Ander- 
son. She wrote she was planning a trip 
to Ocracoke, south of Cape flatteras, 
which sounds very interesting. 

Mary Lou Martin is still secretary to 
the Superintendent of Schools in Carlisle, 
Pa. 

Luise Link Ely visited St. Croix, Vir- 
gin Islands, last February and loved it 
so much that this year they plan to go 
back and buy a piece. She is in her sec- 
ond year of a term as president of the 
Woman's Auxiliary of St. Paul's Church 
in her community. 

Frederick, Maryland, is the new home 
of Harriet Tyler Martin. Her husband is 
Chief Engineer of Price Electric Com- 
pany there. 

Nancy, daughter of Maxine Cuden 
Adler, is in her sophomore year at 
Chatham. 

Dot Schenck Van der Voort vacation- 
ed at Ft. Lauderdale last winter with 
flights to the Bahamas, Nassau and the 
Keys. Her daughter Ellen, who grad- 
uated from Penn State in June, is study- 
ing at the Sorbonne this year. Dot helped 
organize an auxiliary for Lawrence Acres, 
a children's home in her area, and is 
also on the board of directors. 

Anne McCullough Frey's son grad- 
uated from Princeton in June, according 
to Jean Ludebuehl Fisher. 

Her three children, Debbie, age 6, 
Jeffrey, age 3, and Susan, 2, keep 

Chatham College 



Marion Starkey Hamlet busy in her new 
home in West Hartford, Conn. 

Also on the list of vacationers were 
Marj Gibson Shoemaker, who drove to 
Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, 
traveling over 5,000 miles; Dot William- 
son Early and her family, who visited 
Niagara Falls and Toronto, before tak- 
ing the train to Banff and Lake Louise: 
• Margaret White, who vacationed in Colo- 
rado; and Ann Irwin Hoffman, who took 
her boys to the Highland Park Zoo on a 
two-day visit in Pittsburgh. 

Class of 1936 

Secretaries: Virginia Wertz Potter 
(Mrs. K. M.) 
161 Woodhaven Drive 
Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 
Ruth Rosen Hartz 
(Mrs. Milton B.) 
1651 Beechwood Blvd. 
Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 

Twenty-eight members of the class of 
'36 attended our twentieth reunion 
luncheon in Woodland Hall, on June 2. 
We were a distinctive group, our grey- 
ing locks bedecked with purple and white 
paper hats made especially for us 
through the courtesy of Lola Wright 
Crawford. After luncheon we toured the 
new buildings on the campus. Then we 
repaired to Lola's house for tea, where 
we found the pastries, mints, etc. — even 
the floral centerpiece, executed by Helen 
Lindsay Lee — carried out in purple and 
white. Most effective! After comparing 
notes on careers and families, we had 
a short business meeting to select new 
class officers. All too soon, the reunion 
was over; now we are looking forward 
to our 25th, hoping that each and every 
member of the class will be able to 
attend. 

MARRIAGE 

Our very best wishes to Virginia Bush- 
nell Ursic, a recent bride. She and Ru- 
dolph were married August 4, 1956, and 
are living at 1738 Victoria Ave., Arnold. 
Pa. Ginny is teaching Latin and Journal- 
ism in the Arnold public schools. 

BIRTHS 

Margaret Rowe Hustead, a son, Char- 
les, December 14, 1955. 

DEATHS 

Ethel Heline. 

Jean Wallace Bishop's father. 

Doris Pierce's father. 

Carol Pfordt Davis' father. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Helen Martin Woods (Mrs. E. H.), Ind. 

Engr. Dept., Colonial House, Weirton 

Steel Co., Weirton, W. Va. 
Virginia Wertz Potter (Mrs. K. M.), 161 

Woodhaven Dr., Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 
Margaret Singleton Crooks (Mrs. J. B., 

Jr.), 11 Cliff St., Arlington Heights, 

Mass. 
Elizabeth Miller, 1231 S. Allen St., State 

College, Pa. 
Katherine Ward Parshall (Mrs. L.), 1427 

Squirrel Hill Ave., Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 
Rosalyn Carman, 783 Shady Drive E., 

Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Helen Martin Wood's family had in- 
teresting experiences while living in Can- 




Class of 1936 — Twentieth Reunion 



ada but are happy to be back in the 
U.S. They are living in a country home 
on Guilford Lake until they can find a 
home near Weirton. W. Va., where her 
husband is employed. 

Betty McCook Mills is Vice-President 
of the AAUW in San Francisco and is 
busy planning for a workshop in March. 
Her husband is a very busy M.D. and 
her family of four keep her eternally 
busy — daughter Joanne has just entered 
College of the Pacific; son Bob, 13, 
raises sheep and cattle for 4H Club and 
wants to be a vet. John, 10, helps his 
brother and the baby, Tom, 6. just 
entered first grade. 

Sally Babic Morrow was ill with pneu- 
monia at the time of our reunion so 
could not come east. She writes from 
Monterey, Calif., that since Richard is 
in kindergarten she now has time to be 
an active member of the local AAUW 
but regrets she is the only PCWite. 

Nancy Henderson O'Dell's daughter, 
Nancy, was with Marjorie Stewart Reed's 
daughter, Linda, at Camp Sunset, and 
Herbie went to Farragut Naval Academy 
camp. She saw Bill Leety this summer 
and reports Mary Alice and son, Murray, 
are fine. 

Olga Catizone Bonaddio has a full- 
time job with her husband and newly 
acquired family. 

Betty Forney Benner has been busy 
with club, church, and school activities 
and the remodeling of their home, which 
is now completed. 

Mary Virginia Brown is planning a 
small addition to her country house so 
expects to be kept busy this fall. 

Sally Klingensmith Bowden is a busy 
gal what with the Waynesburg College 
activities and her two young sons. 

Charlotte Ley Glover is still in Greens- 
burg — as she says, "A record for us." 

Harriet Bannatyne Moelman visited 
Charlotte on their trip east and writes 



that son Jack, 15, is entering North- 
western Military and Naval Academy 
this fall. 

Joan Dodds Shrader vacationed at 
Somers Point, N. J. and saw Mary South 
Fravega but was unable to catch her eye. 
Nice to know Mary's still around ! Joan 
drives her children 50 miles a day to 
school — oh the joys of country living! 

Edna Dague Rigg writes from Balti- 
more that she is now a clubwoman and 
a member of the board. Since her folks 
live in Miami she and Ted go south for 
their trips. She saw Charlotte Ley Glover 
and Juliet Weller Gump, '37, at Bethany 
Beach this summer. 

Jane Dowler Elder finds that June is 
a difficult time of year, for out-of-towners 
with children, to make the reunions. In 
addition, she has been a school librarian 
for three years and enjoys that field of 
education. 

Thelma Golden Charen is still a med- 
ical indexer in Washington, D. C, at 
the Armed Forces Medical Library, 
which has now become the National 
Library of Medicine. She writes that 
while visiting Florida this summer she 
talked with Margaret Hippie Marston 
and told her all the news of our reunion. 

Virginia Wertz Potter moved back to 
Pittsburgh after 13 years in New York. 
While still in Garden City. L. I., she 
met Miriam Brunt Smith, who lives in 
Hempstead. Ginny is busy with Girl 
Scout troops who come to her home to 
earn ceramic badges. 

Rachel Jones Donaldson was named 
our new class chairman at the June 
business meeting. She and her family 
had a grand shore vacation this year. 
She writes Scott is in kindergarten and 
loves it. 

Mary Stuart Clements Harriman writes 
from Rochester that she will represent 
the college in October at the inaugura- 
tion of the new president of Hobart and 



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William Smith College, at Geneva. She 
has been busy organizing a children's 
story hour at the town library, and her 
activity in the garden club plus her two 
children keep her very busy. 

Marion Johnson Thistle at this writing 
is in a whirl as they are getting ready 
for a flying trip around the world — 
leaving October 2 and returning Novem- 
ber 21. She says. "Having never been 
in San Francisco, just thought we'd ap- 
proach it from the other side for fun." 

Mary Jane Carmichael Garvin is busy 
changing her routine now that Katie is 
in fourth grade, Jim in first and Jane 
in kindergarten. She had dinner at the 
University Club, after our class meeting, 
with Lola Wright Crawford, Mary Vir- 
ginia Brown, Helen Lindsay Lee, and 
Harriet Bannalyne Moleman. 

Jane Griffith Potter's family spent 
three wonderful weeks at the R Lazy S 
Ranch, near Moose, Wyo. 

Jean Andress Berger hopes to make 
some of the reunions between '59 and 
'63 since her daughter. Bonnie, 15, ex- 
pects to enter Chatham in 1959. Son 
Dick, 13. and Barbs. 11, complete her 
family. 

Helen Lindsay Lee writes her sons are 
rapidly growing up and that she has 
time to be an amateur nationally ac- 
credited judge of flower shows. She had 
Harriet Moelman and her family visit 
with them at their summer home in 
Vermont and. in turn, visited Harriet in 
Chicago. 

Betty Saffer is excited about her new 
job in the Department of Experimental 
Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. 
She will be working as a biochemist in 
the new Medical School building. 

Jean Wallace Bishop reports that hus- 
band Keith is Senior Warden of their 
Episcopal Church in Allison Park, Pa., 
which involves both of them in a lot 
of work that they enjoy doing. Jean is 
a "room mother" at school, where Bon- 
nie is in 4th grade and little Kirke in 
first grade. Her leisure-time activities in- 
clude bridge, golf, and swimming with 
the children. 

Ruth Simpson Woolford is neighbor- 
hood chairman of Girl Scouts, teaches 
Sunday School, was in charge of the 
restaurant at their church fair this year, 
and for good measure is active in the 
PTA in Wayne. Pa. Her oldest daughter. 
16, is a junior in high school, second 
daughter, 13. is in junior high school, 
and small son started to kindergarten 
this fall. 

Early in September, when the local 
Alumnae Club entertained Chatham's 
six new heshman from Westchester 
County and their mothers, the party took 
place at the home of Katrina L'tne 
Brown, who is now the Westchester 
County representative of the college. 
Katrina isn't certain which were more 
excited about entering college — mothers 
o.- daughters. Katrina says "hello" to 
one and all. 

Jane Unger Raaflaub took seven hours 
at Ann Arbor this past summer for her 
State Provisional certificate (in Michi- 
gan) and is now teaching first grade. 
Her youngest, Mary Mills, started first 
grade in the fall, Laura Louise third 
grade, and David Howard junior high 
school. Jane writes that she certainly en- 



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joyed the reunion but "must admit it 
was like a dream for us all to be to- 
gether in those marvelous new buildings." 

Scotty (Elizabeth Jane) McLaughlin 
Bryant is librarian at Culver Military 
Academy and husband Bus is assistant 
dean of admissions at the same school. 
Their family consists of two sons — Chip, 
almost 15, and John, 13. Scotty wonders 
why all prep schools and colleges must 
have reunions during the same week-end 
in June; she was unable to attend our 
reunion in June because it coincided 
with a busy week-end at the academy. 
She extends an open invitation to any- 
one heading west to stop and visit her 
at Culver, Indiana. 

Rosalyn Carman is teaching in Mount 
Lebanon after taking a year's leave of 
absence to teach in the schools in Palo 
Alto, Calif. Besides having a wonderful 
year teaching out west. Rosalyn took 
some art classes at Stanford University 
and tried her hand fishing in Lake 
Tahoe. 

Betty Miller returned to Pennsylvania 
State University in the fall to start her 
tenth year of work there, after spending 
a quiet summer at home with her moth- 
er, who isn't well. 

Katherine Ward Parshall and her fam- 
ily have moved back to Pittsburgh from 
Uniontown. Jr., 16, is at Shadyside 
Academy, and daughter. 14, is a fresh- 
man at Ellis. 

Carol Pfordt Davis spent part of the 
summer at Van Buren Point, N. Y.. 
where it was cold and wet, but she re- 
ports that they had a wonderful time in 
August when they went to Georgian 
Bay with Peg Eichleay Storer ('35) and 
family. When Carol's church held its 
annual country fair, in September, she 
was in the Antiques booth. Carol urges 
alumnae who live in Pittsburgh and 
environs to attend the lecture series. 
"Ideas in Transition." at the college 
this year; she is a member of the com- 
mittee. 

After vacationing in San Francisco. 
Calif., and Sun Valley. Idaho, last 
March Agnes Ralston spent the summer 
at home playing some tennis on the 
Chatham courts and some golf, too. 
Agnes is still holding the fort at the law 
firm of Reed. Smith. Shaw, and McClay. 

Margaret Singleton Crooks was unable 
to attend the reunion because her hus- 
band had just been transferred, and they 
were in process of moving from Phila- 
delphia to Boston. Since then, Margaret 
has been busy getting the family set- 
tled in their new home. With Margie in 
third grade, Margaret has become active 
in PTA to the extent that four-year-old 
Jimmy permits. 

Doris Pierce did not attend the re- 
union because her father had recently 
died, but she and Katrina Utne Brown 
had a pleasant visit while Katrina was 
in town for the event. Doris spent a 
week in Atlantic City in August, then 
went on to Syracuse to visit with her 
aunt. 

Margaret Rowe Hustead telephoned 
while she and her nine-month-old son 
were in town in September visiting Peg 
Eichleay Storer. Jimmy, 9, and Virginia, 
6. stayed at home in Arlington. Va. Since 
Margaret's husband, Jimmy, is stationed 
in the Pentagon, she expects to keep the 
same address for at least another year. 



When she attended the dinner held in 
Washington last fall at the time the 
name of the college was changed, she 
saw Jane Hallett, who is living in Wash- 
ington. 

Class of 1938 

Secretaries: Eleanor Meanor Croyle 

(Mrs. Robert G.) 

Maple Street Ext. 

Coraopolis, Pa. 

Elizabeth Coates Elliott 

( Mrs. Paul J. ) 

428 West Lincoln 

Birmingham, Mich. 
BIRTHS 

Barbara Petty Howard, a son. Roy 
Wallace. October 1, 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Ruth Kleitz Buel (Mrs. Robert W.. Jr). 

64 Robinhood Road, Pittsburgh 20, 

Pa. 
Christine Price Cannon (Mrs. Thomas L., 

Jr.), "The Oasis," Varadero, Cuba. 
Jean Lemmon Crick (Mrs. Edwin R.. 

Jr.), Mill Crick Farm, Cedar Road. 

Chesterland. Ohio. 
Virginia Leaman Cummings (Mrs. Vir- 
ginia). 7228 Hiway 99, Everett, Wash. 
Hespie Godlove Gillette (Mrs. Robert 

L.), 756 Cottonwood Road. Dothan. 

Ala. 
Dora Diamond Hake (Mrs. William E.), 

541 Idaho Ave., Verona, Pa. 
Mary Schmitt, 191 East Walton Place. 

Chicago, 111. 
Dorothy Wallace, 4716 Ellsworth Ave., 

Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS 

The class extends sincere sympathy to 
Eleanor Meanor Croyle, whose mother 
died last June. Eleanor holds down the 
Pittsburgh end of our secretaryship, is 
busy with what she calls "the usual" 
clubs and organizations, and writes a 
column for the woman's page of the 
local paper. 

Our usual grateful salute to the first 
card in — this time from Barbara Petty 
Howard. Barbara is prexy of her garden 
club this year, and taking courses in 
flower show judging. She should plan to 
attend the American Iris Society meeting 
in Memphis next April. Mil Walker 
writes that she and her sister are mem- 
bers of the branch there and have been 
putting in all possible time this year on 
their iris garden, which may be on the 
grand tour for visitors. An honor "thrust 
upon us, not sought," she says — and 
can't you just hear her? Our retired (?) 
advisor also is active in Home Demon- 
stration Club work, teaches an adult 
Bible class, and plays for church services. 

This was travel summer for '38. Jane 
Caughey Spicer and family had a trip 
around the Gaspe in June, and a few 
days on Martha's Vineyard in July. 
Edith Thompson flew to Ocean City, 
Florence Shield Kevan enjoyed two 
weeks at the ocean with her family, and 
Chita Cate Beal was in Cuba with the 
family in June. Bill went on business, 
"so got another safari together." Mary 
Baldwin joined them, and they found 
Chris Price Cannon on the beach there. 
Literally. Tod is managing a gorgeous 
new motel. Chris sent greetings to all. 

Chatham College 



So much for sea and air. Now by land — 
didn't any of you Western travellers 
see each other? Mary Jane McCutcheon 
Guy reports a trip to California, back 
via Grand Canyon. Dorothea Hunter 
Haas visited Yellowstone, Grand Teton 
and Glacier Parks, came back via Lake 
Louise. (And by now should be just 
back from a Carribean cruise, yet!) 
■Janet Leivis and Thelma Nieser took an 
auto trip to and all around Colorado. 
The Nagels {Mary Deemer) — all but 
the baby — had a six weeks' tour during 
which they were in twenty-six states and 
three countries. They enjoyed camping 
out. saw more wonders of man and na- 
ture than most of the rest of us will 
manage in a lifetime. Marge Chubb 
Randall enjoys California all the time, 
says they vacationed in the Sierra one 
week, and at the ocean the next. After 
two full summers and a year of Saturday 
mornings at U.S.C. Marge has her ele- 
mentary teaching credential, and is in 
her second year of teaching third grade. 

And now what of fall and winter 
activities? Florence Kevan is a room 
mother, a Deaconess in the church, ac- 
tive in politics, and member of a couple 
of social clubs. There's balance! Helen 
Finkel Eger says they spend all their 
time in the new study they've added, but 
she's going to leave it long enough to 
attend meetings of the Coraopolis AA- 
UW. Sally Reese Warrick plans to finish 
spring cleaning in and among Cub 
Scouts, choirs, doing Dick's office work. 
She had a visit last June with Dorothy 
Wallace, who is in personnel at Child- 
ren's Hospital in Pittsburgh. Catheryn 
Cottrell Deemer is still doing choral 
work and is chairman of her Reviewers' 
group this year. Cotty plans to bowl 
some, now that her youngest is in kin- 
dergarten. 

Chatham grads in the Dayton area are 
organizing this fall, and will have Mar- 
tha Wycoff Cross as a member. Jean 
Lemmon Crick is treasurer of the Cleve- 
land Chatham Alumnae. Six weeks after 
the Cricks moved to their five and one- 
half acres the boys had acquired forty- 
three chickens, three rabbits, one kit- 
ten, one dog. one Mexican burro. Helen 
Johnson Montgomery manages a family 
of "joiners," still enjoys every moment 
of her teaching (world history to H. S. 
sophomores.) Helen Mitchell Carpenter 
is eligible this year for membership in 
three PTA's. How many committees, 
Helen? Any of you Pittsburghers like 
to visit a really enthusiastic new home 
owner? Ruth Kleitz Buel is your gal. 
The Buels should have been in the 
vacation section, except that their two 
weeks in Florida last spring were ap- 
parently just a breather between plant- 
ing and patio-building. They're work- 
ing indoors on a recreation room this 
winter. Dora Diamond Hake notes that 
her new address is just that — friends 
can find her in the same house. They 
had a rough time last spring and sum- 
mer, but are all well now. When next 
you go to Monroeville look for Nevin 
Lumber Company. Helen Thomas Nevin 
reports that as their big news of the 
year, but says nothing about free samples. 
Kay Arnold Dague sends greetings to 
all. Her family is "well, but growing 
too fast." Dottie Haul: Bryen sends her 
message in rhyme. We're al) set when 
we need a class poet. Virginia Leaman 



Cummings is renewing friendships in the 
Pacific X. W. She is back to regular 
teaching — ninth grade — and speaks hope- 
fully of attending our next reunion. 

Your secretaries send best wishes to 
you all for a happy holiday season. 




1940 - Fifteenth Reunion - 1955 

Class of 1940 

Secretaries: Alida Spinning 

1336 Singer Place 
Pittsburgh 21. Pa. 
Jane Scott Bruntjen 
(Mrs. Stanley) 
2328 Morrow Road 
Bridgeville, Pa. 

MARRIAGES 

Aethelburga C. Schmidt to John P. 
Eden. Jr.. June 30, 1956. 

Virginia Stahl to George T. Walker. 
July 28. 1956. 

BIRTHS 

Violet Cook Clifford, a son, Leigh. 
September 15, 1955. 

Jean Geiselhart Seifert, a daughter, 
Nancy. August 16, 1956. 

Elizabeth Ann Morrow Joslyn, a 
daughter. Ann Elizabeth, January 22, 
1956. 

Catherine Thompson Mitchell, a son. 
Thomas James, December 12. 1955. 

Nancy Wilson Patterson, a daughter. 
Laurie Ann, July 26, 1956. 

DEATHS 

The class wishes to extend its deepest 
sympathy to the family of Ruth Rodgers 
Berry who died April 18, 1956. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Ruth Mary Arthur Anderton (Mrs. J. 
G.), U. S. Embassy. Box S„ A.P.O. 74. 
San Francisco. California. 

Jean Burry Patten (Mrs. S. M.), 218 
Augur Ave., Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. 

Fay Cumbler Nelson (Mrs. H. F.). 
2516 W. Five Mile Parkway. Dallas 33. 
Texas. 

Eleanor Gangloff Morris, M.D., (Mrs. 
F. S.), Box #10, Jones Mills, Pa. 

Jane Hanauer Kirk, (Mrs. W. B.), 
110 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls, Pa. 

Anne Ludlow Kinney (Mrs. D. W.), 
RFD #1. Parkersburg, W. Ya. 

Aethelburga Schmidt Eden (Mrs. J. 
P., Jr.), 2065B South John Russell 
Circle, Lynnewood Gardens, Elkins Park 
17, Pa. 



Nelle Roie Richards Offutt 'Mrs. J. 
H.), 205 Mayfair Drive. Pittsburgh 28. 
Pa. 

Virginia Stahl Walker (Mrs. G. T., 
18 Fairview Ave.. Mt. Pocono. Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Sympathy is extended by the class to 
Marjorie Murfin Veitch. Ruth Mengel 
Roosa, Jane Viehman. whose mother^ 
died during the past year, and to Jeai. 
Curry Burt and Pauline Sommerfeld 
Liebel whose fathers died this past year. 

Jean Aungst Talbot and her husband 
are well occupied with their business 
which has progressed nicely. They are 
trying to finish bit by bit the things to 
be done on their house and to replace 
their oddments of furniture with what 
they really want. It is a pleasant occu- 
pation which allows them to meet lots 
of nice people. 

Ruth Bauer Greenawalt announces that 
a pony has been added to the family. 

Peggy Christy Graham hopes to have 
a vacation in New York this fall. One 
child is in high school, one in junior 
high, and two in grade school. 

Jean Curry Burt and her family vaca- 
tioned at Ocean City. Besides keeping 
up with activities of two children, nine 
and six. Jean has a group of Fifth 
Grade Girl Scouts. She is working on the 
Church Harvest Bazaar and is Program 
Chairman of the Chatham College Mt. 
Lebanon Alumnae Group. 

Our class is proud of Eleanor Gang- 
loff Morris. You know that she received 
a Distinguished Service Alumnae Award 
in Science at the celebration of the 
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Louise 
C. Buhl Hall of Science at Chatham 
College on May 10, 1956. Congratula- 
tions. Eleanor, from all of us! Eleanor re- 
ports that she and her husband are still 
active with Scouts and the Clinic. 

Jean Geiselhart Seifert's new daughter, 
Nancy, is the Seifert's one and only. 
She sounds adorable, Jean. Congratula- 
tions! 

Rachel Kirk Ralston is still happy in 
her advertising and public relations job. 
Her son, Kirk, is excited about start- 
ing school in spite of having already 
had two years in nursery school. 

Pat Krause Koscso's daughter, Linda 
Ann, is getting ready to take her first 
steps. Ray has started to kindergarten 
and Pat is busy learning kindergarten 
lessons with him. 

Ann Miller Mayer teaches in an ele- 
mentary school. She is active in the 
W.A.A.C.P. and the Democratic party. 
Her new project is raising Doberman 
Pinscher dogs. She has three grown dogs 
and a litter of eleven pups! 

Betty Parmelee Stanley and her family 
still enjoy life in Michigan. They had a 
grand time at their favorite vacation 
spot — Cape Cod. Two boys are in junior 
high and one in high school. "No cus- 
tomers for Chatham." says Betty, "but 
maybe they can add to the social pro- 
gram." 

Kay Rutter Hingley worked for two 
years as secretary in the school her 
Jimmy, age nine,, attends. This year 
she is a substitute teacher in the fifth 
grade. I, I know what you mean. Kay. 
when you say you are up to your neck 
in lesson plans !1 Kay is a Cub Scout 



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Clan of I'll! Fifteenth Reunion 



D< n Mother and with her husband is 
' .-- ' hairman of the Y\ A Membership 
Committee 

Aethelburga fchmidt Eden and Jack 
were married on June 30 al Grace Epis 
copal Church. They had a wonderful 
•'•':k trip to Havana, ii-' r Harbour, 
Florida, and a final quick trip to Nai 
Abby has worked during the summer but 
will probably quit before ' T"k 

i- Manager of the Department Store 
(a lion of the Philadelphia Branch of 
National Cash Register Co 

Virginia .',''//./ Walket ;> r,r J George 
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burgh They are living in Mi Pocono 
Pa They are remodeling .1 house which 
Virginia lay* ii big enough to keep hei 
busy and out of mist hief 

I 01 those of /'"i who could nol attend 
the 1955 Reunion of th< ClaM '.I 1940, 

• *anl to mention that Jane Viehman 
vim elected Treasure! of the 25th >'• 
union Pund which you will be hearing 
about in a special letter soon 

linn Watson William ii teaching 
temporarily in the nursery school which 
her David attend*. Martha it in kindei 
garten and Anne and Susan are in etc 
mentary w hool Jean if lingiti in • 
1 hur< Ii < li"ir She mad< a brief 
Pittsburgh 1.1=1 I'm' 

/in,, Bun , Patten wi it< thai afti 1 
8 im terved nil sixteen month 1 in Korea 
he came home to mo • hit family to Port 
Lea enworth kvheri he 15 wiib the Staff 
and Paculty '>f the Command and 
General Staff College Jean and Sam 
and family, 'Ricky is II, Leslie 9, arid 
Laura i . had a wet fc • nd isit with /■«/ 
Brennan Ditr.it and Ray and expect to 
w iIith again in Oklahoma City thii 
fall 

Ruth Clark Nelson didn't answei hei 
postal thti yeai lint taking 'be news on 



1.1.1 yean whiib arrived too late for the 
deadline, she has one son who is in 
■ < ond grade and one in the first grade 
and they all love Maine. 

Unity Crawford Colbert, after a 
wonderful Maryland Shore vacation, will 
be just ai busy this year as last with 
• hool board meeting! and the Sewick- 
ley Child Health Center, Betty says 

ili at her two boys arc healthy, husky and 

hefty, 

Peggy Dunteath Wilion has been busy 
with the golf tournaments and says that al- 
though she hasn't smashed any records 
I.' is having a lot of fun. (Just yon 
•//.in Peg. We're counting on you.) 
Peggy recommends 1 Im- back to nature 
summer they had for tin- young at heart, 
They fished in different bodiejj of watei 
every week-end in their fourteen foot 
aluminum boat, using their station 
'.1, 1 . .1 hauling van sleeping quar- 
ters and dog kennel. 

Eleanot Hackett ii a reliable vacation 
weathei prophet l>y splitting her two 
/■•I she had good weathet on her 
trip to Arizona as well as on the trip to 
Atlantic city, 

Audrey Horlon Skillman has two 
children in Junioi High this year, Pris- 
cilia and '.onion and Rebecca is in 1 lie 

fourth grade TO keep Audrey from be- 
ing lonely thi , ha ■ a Welsh Corgi *vh<> 
1 : 1 no 1 taining and winsomi 

Louise Lean Fontaine with Tom and 
ih' 11 two ' hildren, Lynn (a third 
grader) and Tommy (a first grader) 
made a lovely trip to Colorado and the 
Grand Canyon this summei with a stop 
over in Chicago to visit Louise's family, 
md 1 wave ;it Pittsburgh on the turn 

pike 

Helm Loht Wright reports that every- 
thing m main the same wiib hei and 

that Jack |i il now eleven .mil (:,nn|e 
is three yean old 



Anne Ludlow Kinney hopes that by 
moving to the edge of country and town 
they will realize the advantages of both, 
lie, (hildren. Mike, Charles, Rob and 
Harriet are looking forward to shopping 
for a pony. 

Frances Mahajjey Thompson spent a 
week at Ocean City this past summer 
and met, Marianne McAllister Martin, 
Ann Negley, and Mary Alice Spellmire 
dirt', while there. Trances and her sis- 
ter, Letitia Mahajjey attended Virginia 
Stahl Walker'', wedding and caught the 
bridal bouquet. Frances says that she is 
enjoying all of the divcrtissments of 
Pittsburgh and finds the city to be in- 
creasingly fascinating. 

Posy Martin made a quick trip to 
Ohio this summer in her Volks. which 
she describes as a wonderful car. and 
then bark to California where she is en- 
joying her new job. Posy is also sticking 
with the Navy once a week and two 
weeks a year, having been with the 
group for fourteen years. Her Siamese 
cat is still arguing, and Posy believe! 
that the cat will wear her down. 

Ruth Mengel Roota and family spent 

a pleasant vacation at home this year, 
making trips to local points of interest. 
Paul Jr.. who is fourteen, is a First 
Class Scout working on Merit badges; 
Jean, eight, is a second year Brownie; 
(Cathie, six, started first grade this year; 
and Christina, four, will be keeping 
Ruth company. Ruth took the Girl Scout 
Training Program and enjoyed her work 

as Leader of a Brownie Troop as well as 
her PTA commitments. 

Betty-Ann Morrow Joslyn'i daughter 
Ann, at the age of four months caught 
her brother David's chicken-pox, Betty- 
Ann had mumps and at the same time 
then' wen- house guests. Whew! 

Mary-Ellen Ostergard Lutz sends 
word that her two daughters, Suzanne 
and Margo. are enjoying a musical edu- 
cation along with the regular curriculum 
and that her son, Peter, is a happy busy 
boy. Meo and family were deluged last 
spring with their own private flood. The 
brook in back of their home went on a 
rampage and set its new c nurse- in the 
I, ill// basement, causing some back 
breaking clean-up work. Meo has also 
been busy en Ic-rta ining prospective Chat- 
barn students at tea. 

Mary Lou Shoemaker Hockemmith 
and son, Skip, travelled 20,000 miles 
last year going to Pittsburgh for Skip's 
swimming lessons. Mary Lou writes that 

beside that and being a house wife she 

is continuing her work for the F.asler 
Seal Society. 

France', Shouji Brant and Bob are 
starting on their third year of their five- 
year plan of house construction. The 

bl x ib foot house wbnh they are build- 
ing is all closed in and next spring will 

see the casing of stone-. Frances still has 

her piano students and (hurch orgair 
and choir to fill in the spare lime aside 
from frequent trips to the hospital for 
post-operative treatments. 

Catherine Thompson Mitchell hopes 

that she is the- first member ol the (lass 
to have five children. She also says that 
she is looking for any and all rompen- 

tationi for so much work. Loyal received 

bis degree from Pitt, this year making 

him the ninth person in this area to be 
a C.P.C ,U. 



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Claire Stewart Burkhart and husband 
spent a wonderful weekend in Atlantic 
City, an air trip which they won in a 
photographic contest. Claire is teaching 
kindergarten, too. and just finished a 
new house. 

Florence Succop Klotz and Betty 
Gahagen Lindsay had a reunion at the 
home of a mutual friend in River Forest, 
Illinois. I wonder if each had her six 
children along. Marjorie Wood Yearick, 
also mother of six, thinks this world is 
whirling so fast it's all she can do to 
keep from falling off. 

I was pleased to learn that so many 
are looking forward to our 15th reunion 
next June. It will be held the day of the 
June Alumnae meeting. Please plan now 
to attend. You will receive more details 
later. As for my summer, it was wonder- 
ful, with three weeks in Ft. Lauderdale 
(relaxing) and six weeks in California 
(assistant mother for three nieces and a 
nephew). 

Class of 1944 

Secretary. Lillian Sheasby Bauer 
(Mrs. Robert) 
1201 Park Place 
Beaver. Pa. 

BIRTHS 

Betsy Kinney Johnson, a son, Paul 
Severin. October 20, 1955. 

Norma Bailey McLean, a son. Orison 
Jr.. August 1956. 

Marion Springer Edmunds, a son. 
David Hall, April 4, 1956. 

Ann McClymonds Turnock, a daugh- 
ter, Laura Heath, March 6, 1956. 

Ruth Weston Bennett, a son, Berkeley- 
Weston. August. 1956. 

DEATHS 

Adelyne Supowitz Crumb's husband 
died January 8, 1956 after a long illness. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Gladys Bistline Belz (Mrs. Paul), 19 
Kimberley Court, Severna Park, Md. 

Evlyn Fulton, 1019 N. Negley Ave 
Pittsburgh 6, Pa. 

LuAnn Isham Staley (Mrs. A. C), 445 
Hampshire Road, Drexel Hill, Pa. 

Joanne Knauss Fitzpatrick (Mrs. Ro- 
bert). 1357 N. Sheridan, Pittsburgh 6 
Pa. 

Ruth Laird Grant (Mrs. Russell I ) 
2304 Elm St., Parkersburg, W. Va.' 

Nancy Staufjer Grantham (Mrs. J. P.), 
1513 Bowers St., Birmingham, Mich.' 

GENERAL NEWS 

At long last the Class of '44 goes to 
press with lots of news from hither, 
thither, and yon. Peggy Craig was first 
to return her post card, bless her little 
ole heartland she says she's still with 
Alcoa in New Kensington as a patent 
searcher. She spent her vacation at the 
shore this summer, then went up to New 
York to welcome Evlyn Fulton back 
from Egypt. 

Evlyn was teaching at the American 
College for Girls in Cairo, but was called 
home rather unexpectedly to fill the 
position of Executive Secretary and 
Treasurer of the women's division of the 
United Presbyterian Church. Her head- 



quarters will be in Pittsburgh, but she 
will be traveling all over the U.S. 

Helen Smith was also on hand to 
welcome Evlyn in New York. "Smith" 
is still in the advertising business, but 
fias moved offices from the Jenkins 
Arcade to Gateway Center. According 
to a new ultra letterhead, the name of the 
company has been changed to "Smith & 
Armbruster". That. I think, is impres- 
sive if not stimulating to some of us run- 
of-the-mill house-fraus!! ! I have it on 
very good authority that Helen does an 
excellent job of nurse-maiding on the 
side. tho'. — 

Ann McClymonds Turnock, is an- 
nouning the birth of her fifth child 
(third daughter), confesses that "Laura 
Heath" was named for Helen Heath 
Smith. Helen took over the whole 
Turnock family while Ann was recupe- 
rating. — no small undertaking when all 
four of the children were down with 
measles the day Ann and the baby came 
home from the hospital. That's Life!! 

Mary Sampson Eckman is teaching 
math at Brentwood High School. 

Joan Bowdle keeps busy teaching 
Latin five days a week to the high 
schoolers of Whittier, California and 
Spanish two nights a week to adults. She 
is on the executive board of a very 
active Classical Association of Southern 
California. 

Mary Lou Reiber Peter is still living 
in and loving Los Angeles. All three of 
her children are in school now. The 
Peters were quite involved last year at 
this time with the addition of five rooms, 
no less, to their house. 

Mickey McCullough Lohmeyer and 
Paul are in the process of making a play- 
room in their basement. Going to bring 
the TV set Down, — followed closely by 
the children, they hope. 

Justine Swan Quigley's husband, Dick, 
is busy teaching at the Palmer Chiro- 
practic School, serving as secretary trea- 
surer of the International Chiropractic 
Association besides keeping up a very 
active chiropractic practice in Daven- 
port. Justine is serving for a second 
time on the Board of Directors of the 
I.C. A. Auxilliary. 

Ruth Jenkins Allen's husband. Tom, 
is busier than ever in obstetrics at Magee 
Hospital. He now has two associates with 
him. "Jenks" herself works at the Magee 
gift shop one day a week through the 
Volunteer Service Board. PTA keeps her 
busy too, now that all three of her girls 
are in school. 

New homes seem to be headlining the 
news of '44. Janet Swanson Wood and 
family moved into a split level last spring. 
Gladys Bistline Belz and Paul are now 
the proud owners of a rambling ranch 
style down in Maryland. When Nancy 
Staujfer Grantham mailed her reply she 
was quite thrilled to be moving momen- 
tarily into a "spanking new house" in 
Birmingham, Michigan. Her husband 
has been transferred to the Detroit office 
of the U.S. Gypsum Co. Wonder if 
Nancy knows that Nancy Doerr Wilson 
(Mrs. Frederick H.) lives in Birming- 
ham too: — 933 Hickory Heights Dr. 

I can really give you first hand in- 
formation on Sally Meanor Richardson's 
new home. They're building a lovely one 
on River Road overlooking the Ohio, 



just three blocks from our house right 
here in the "garden spot of America", 
Beaver. Pa. (For further information, 
just write to the local Chamber of Com- 
merce; I'm prejudiced.) Sally has three 
boys and a little girl. The Richardson 
boys and the Bauer boys all go to the 
same school, so it seems logical that 
Sally and I first met here at a PTA 
tea. 

Heard from Evelyn McLaughlin Knox 
way down Texas way. Seems she attend- 
ed a Chatham Alumnae gathering in 
Houston this summer, which all goes to 
prove that our girls do get around. 

Jean Bacon is living smack in the 
center of Philadelphia, — even walks to 
work at Triangle Publications where she 
does accounting work for budgets and 
special studies. 

Patty Leonard Bodle reports that all 
is on an even keel with the Bodies. They 
just returned from a vacation at the 
shore and the Poconos. Patty says that 
she and Barbara Findley Copeland 
proved that Philadelphia and Pittsburgh 
are practically suburbs by seeing each 
other twice in the same year. Barbara 
and her little brood, Jimmy 8 and Anne 
5, live out in Mt. Lebanon just four 
houses up Arden Road from my very 
own Mother-in-law. Small world, I find 
after all these years. 

Ruth Laird Grant writes that all is 
well with them down in Parkersburg, 
West Virginia. Even with the three 
children, Leslie 2, Russy 5, and Christine 
9, Ruth is quite active in the American 
Red Cross and the Cerebral Palsy Treat- 
ment Center, since their youngest is 
mildly handicapped. 

Betty Monroe Musselman is back in 
Youngstown, Ohio. Betty had a "lazy" 
summer just running after Paul 2 and 
Peggy 5. 

Evelyn (Glick) and Albert Bloom and 
their three little Blooms are having a 
grand time at their "country home in the 
city" on Beechwood Blvd. ; enjoying the 
harvest and the freezing and canning of 
their own crops, no less. These Chemis- 
try majors are handy about the house, 
huh???? 

Ruth Lynch McFarland took me at 
my word and really wrote a manuscript. 
(I was tickled pink.) Have any of you 
ever had, "infectious mononeucleosis" ? 
Well, take it from Ruth, — you don't 
want to either. She was literally down 
with the stuff for nine months last year; 
but we're glad to know that she has re- 
covered and is feeling fine again. Ruth's 
letter read like a travelogue, since she 
and the three boys took a wonderful 
tour of the .west with Bob, who was 
actually out in Idaho Falls on business 
at the National Reactor Testing Station. 
To quote Ruth "It was a wonderful 
three months and 7000 miles". 

Jeanne DeHaven Uhl is delighted with 
Louisville. Kentucky. The Uhls and their 
three boys have been at this same ad- 
dress now for four years, which seems to 
be somewhat of a record for them. 

Cynthianne Say Calhoun and her hus- 
band had a wonderful trip last summer 
to the Holy Land via England, Scotland, 
Switzerland, Italy, Greece, France and 
Egypt. 

Jean Burnside Eisenbeis and George 
toured Europe and Scandinavia last 



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spring too. Jean broke her ankle in 
Sweden, but it only slowed them down 
to a walk. 

Nancy Maxwell Patterson and Bill 
are still enjoying life in the Air Force. 
They are stationed in Washington. D. C. 
now after three glorious years in Ger- 
many. Their third son. Jeffrey, was born 
in Weisbaden, and Nancy claims him to 
be their prize souvenir from those parts. 

Betty Spierling Arentson dashed off a 
post card just as she. Bob and daughter, 
Susan, were about to board a train for 
Utah to spend three weeks with Bob's 
folks. 

Marty Harlan Kaufman and her hus- 
band concentrated on vacationing with 
the children this year, and they were 
really on the "go". Went to Texas via 
train, spent a week at Edinboro Lake, 
and drove to Virginia Beach. 

At this writing. Dorcas Leibold is in 
Europe to travel for three months and to 
attend the International Conference of 
Social Workers in Vienna. A little bird 
named Craig tells us that Dorcas had 
one of her colored slides in a National 
Exhibit here at Carnegie . . . Quite an 
honor. 

Chatham has a busy schedule lined 
up for Peggy Donaldson. Between Octo- 
ber and December, she'll be in Harris- 
burg. Philadelphia. Boston, Columbus, 
and Cincinnati visiting high schools and 
Alumnae. Let this be a warning to all 
alumnae in these areas, — put the coffee 
pot on. Peggy says herself that she is 
looking forward to seeing lots of '44ers 
enroute. 

The last post card I received was a 
"hello" from Betty Johnescu Steenber- 
gen, who finds her days are really hum- 
ming with their three boys ages 6. 3, 
and 1, "Three boys" seems to be a 
common variety of offspring for us 
"44ers. How about that. 

As for yours truly, last year was a dilly 
for me. Was president of the Beaver 
Junior Woman's Club, took Art Lessons 
on Wednesdays, swimming on Fridays, 
besides attending two women's clubs' 
conventions in Pittsburgh and Philadel- 
phia, and rearing the family. This sum- 
mer was delightful tho'. Bob and I took 
a trip to Nova Scotia sans enfants. then 
a couple of weeks in Ocean City with 
our boys. Robbie 9 and Keith 5. I 
thought this year would be calm and 
fairly well collected, but already I find 
I am a Den Mother, a Director for 
Junior Woman's Club, and still have 
Art lessons on Wednesdays and swim- 
ming on Fridays. Just call me "Esther 
Rembrandt." 

Thanks for all your wonderful post 
cards: it's been real fun!!! 

Class of 1946 

Secretary: Barbara Work Coleman 
(Mrs. Edward S.) 
108 Michael Drive 
Trafford. Pa. 
MARRIAGES 

Margaret Bishop to Carl Sandstrom. 
September 1, 1956. 

Florence Ostien to Bowie T. Chew, Jr.. 
September 8. 1956. 

BIRTHS 

Helen Jane Shriner Irvin, a son, John 
July 1. 1954. 

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Doris Fairfield Jamison, a son. fames. 
July 13, 1954. 

Lu Copetas Blazakis, a daughter, Mary 
Ellen, August 25, 1954. 

Betty Anthon Arvan, a daughter. Cyn- 
thia, September 10, 1954. 

Betsy Ross Pervorse. a son, Daniel 
Paul. August 3, 1956. 

Joan Dalies Bream, a son. Edward A., 
Jr.. February 2. 1955. 

Linnea Lundstedt Evans, a son, Kurt. 
September 28, 1955. 

Roberta Carpenter Morel, a son, Jona- 
than Ezra, October 1955. 

Helen Parkinson Cambridge, a son. 
Donald. December 1. 1955. 

Jane Field Taylor, a son. Paul Dean, 
December 30. 1955. 

Mary Lou Burckhart Crawford, a 
daughter, Megan. February 1956. 

Ruth Perry Parker, a daughter. Jeanne 
Marie. February 17, 1956. 

Penny Myers Smith, a son, Douglas, 
March 1. 1956. 

Marjorie Lansing Strailey, a son. 
Robert Louis. Jr.. March 16, 1956. 

Carol Thome King, a daughter, Louise 
Reinecke, April 11, 1956. 

Virginia Vogt McDermott, a son. 
Martin Kendrich. April 25. 1956. 

Helen Hunter White, a daughter. 
Cindy, June 3, 1956. 

Joan Titus Dunlop. a son, Jeffrev 
Wood, July 27. 1956. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Margaret Bishop Sandstrom (Mrs. Carl), 
246 W. Lanai St.. Kahului Maui. T. 
H. 

Marjorie Brown Bortz (Mrs. William 
H.). c/o A. T. Kline. 1817 Orange- 
grove Ave., Alhambra. Calif. 

Martha Coate Challener (Mrs. Richard 
D.). 45 Knoll Drive, Princeton. N. J. 

Barbara Cott, Medical Center Nurses 
Residence. 190 Lothrop St.. Pitts- 
burgh 13, Pa. 

Priscilla Hendryx, 2340 Vallejo Street. 
San Francisco, Cal. 

Helen Hunter White (Mrs. William H.), 
7 Larkspur Drive. Livingston. N. J. 

Evelyn Matthews Reece (Mrs. Allan M.). 
809 Linda Lane. Pittsburgh 16. Pa. 

Marjorie Wayne Wechsler (Mrs. Rich- 
ard). 1231 Bennington Ave.. Pitts- 
burgh 17. Pa. 

Katherine Wertenbach Mozingo (Mrs. 
Hugh), 726 Elm Street. East Lansing, 
Mich. 

Betty Beck Wiedenman (Mrs. Robert 
J.). 31 Van Doren Ave.. Chatham. N. 
J- 

Cleo Bennett Caddy (Mrs. James A.). 
84 Kilburn Drive, Garden City, L. I. 
N. V. 

Janet Bovard Poole (Mrs. Charles ). 312 
Fairchild Circle, Offutt AFB, Omaha. 
Neb. 

Mary Lou Burckhart Crawford (Mrs. 
Thomas I.). 1486 Middleton Road. 
Cleveland Heights 21. Ohio. 
Susan Campbell McConnell (Mrs. H. 
H.). 300 Jackson Ave., Wilmington 4. 
Del. 
Patricia Cochran Brown (Mrs. Paul E.). 
520 Locust St., Pittsburgh 18. Pa. 



Marjory Couch Lynn < Mrs. Robert . 

649 E. Alcott St.. Philadelphia. Pa. 
Helen Crock Johnson CMrs. H. C), 

Rt. #1, Box 231. Reems Creek Road, 

Weaverville, N. C. 
Edna Croak Langenfeld, (Mrs. H. '• 

Oakridge Drive, Granby P.O.. Granbv. 

Conn. . 

Florence Dale Taylor (Mrs. Howard . 

304 Remington Drive. R. D. it\ 

Allison Park. Pa. 
Audrey Din-ens Wolf (Mrs. John S. ) . 

112 Camberwell Drive. Pittsburgh 38, 

Pa. 

Joan Davies Bream (Mrs. Edward A 
6952 McPherson Blvd.. Pittsburgh ». 
Pa. 

Marjorie Elliott Weiner (Mrs. Robert 

S.), 89 S. Highland Ave.. Ossining. 

N. Y. 
Sybil Heiman Hast (Mrs. David G.), 

209 President Drive, Glenshaw, Pa. 
Dorothy Groves Carson (Mrs. W. Edw. I, 

5064 Grove Road, Pittsburgh 36, Pa. 
Peggy Korb Smith (Mrs. Robert F.), 

4803 Frich Drive. Pittsburgh 27. Pa. 
Kitty Lancaster Cone (Mrs. William B. ). 

13 Turner Lane, Loudonville, N. Y. 
Mary Ann Letsche Yockey (Mrs. John 

W. ). 7205 Flovd Ave.. Springfield. 

Ya. 

Helen Myers Duerring (Mrs. Burton 

C), R. D. #1, Mars, Pa. 
Penny Myers Smith (Mrs. Robert L. I . 

8048 King Road, Allison Park, Pa. 
Sue Norton Boord (Mrs. Harrv O.. Jr. i , 

704 S. Boundary Ave., Aiken. S'. C. 
Sally Parker Herrup (Mrs. Richard I. I, 

1025 Farragut St.. Pittsburgh 6. Pa. 
Marie Rohrer Basehore (Mrs. Robert 

W.). 19 N. 17th St.. Harrisburg, Pa. 
Betsy Ross Pervorse (Mrs. Richard W. i. 

890 Salem Ave., Oxnard, Calif. 
Emily Sanders, 1545 Montgomery Ave.. 

Rosemont. Pa. 
Nancy Showalter Thompson (Mrs. Chas. 

H.), 1218 Monastery Drive. Latrobe, 

Pa. 
Ruth Teplitz Goodman (Mrs. Leonard), 

524 Castle Drive. Baltimore 12, Mr. 
Jean Thompson Johnson (Mrs. Wayne). 

140 Wayland Ave., Waterbury 8. 

Conn. 
Virginia Van Kirk Hilborn (Mrs. Ellis 

A.). 421 Meadow Road, Glenshaw, 

Pa. 
Virginia Vogt McDermott (Mrs. John 

F.). 145 Garlow Dr.. Crescent Hills. 

Pittsburgh 35. Pa. 
Mary Wells Karlson (Mrs. William R. . 
15 Parkway Village, Cranford. N. J. 
Jane Wilson Geeting (Mrs. Robert). 331 

Sunset Drive, Pittsburgh 35, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Our ten years in the "wide, wide 
world" have been good ones as mea- 
sured by the festive air of our reunion 
on June 2. From noon till the wee small 
hours a total of 44 members were pre- 
sent for some part of the celebration 
which began with the reunion luncheon 
in Woodland Hall. Mrs. Paul Anderson 
was our special guest at the luncheon 
and kindly remembered our class as the 
first to graduate following her arrival at 
Chatham. It was a full day including 

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gatherings in Mellon Hall, the College 
Club and ending very much later at the 
Royal York. 

The afternoon was spent at Mellon 
Hall, exchanging pictures and generally 
catching up on what has happened over 
the past ten years. Many of those who 
couldn't attend because of distance and 
baby-sitter problems sent notes and pic- 
tures of offspring which were most in- 
teresting. 

Peggy Riffle Kirby presided at the 
business meeting which followed a dinner 
at the College Club. She read a letter 
from our advisor. Miss Maclachan, who 
began a medical career in 1948 and is 
presently working on a clinical research 
problem at the University of Toronto. 
We recognized and thanked Marge 
Mistrik for the fine job she did in her 
seven-year tenure as class secretary, end- 
ing last spring. In the future these duties 
will be handled in two-year terms by 
Barbara Work Coleman, Betty Anthon 
Arvan and Penny Myers Smith until our 
15th reunion. 

Anna Jane Goodwin and Joyce Aiken 
Brooks were prayerfully remembered. As 
a lasting tribute the class is making a 
contribution to the College scholarship 
fund in their memory. 

Those present also expressed interest 
in a round-robin letter to begin this 
winter. It can serve as a source of news 
for the Recorder and will be included in 
the class album. Remember, we are in- 
terested in you. Let us know with pic- 
tures and notes what is keeping you busy. 

Lulu Copetas Blazakis, Peggy Korb 
Smith and Harriet Hoffman had brought 
their movies of our graduation which 
proved the day's by-words — we haven't 
changed a bit — except to shorten our 
hair and lengthen our skirts. 

Peggy Korb Smith, who did so many 
nice and helpful things to make the re- 
union a success, vacationed for six weeks 

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this summer with her family at the 
Korb's cottage on Lake Erie. 

Peggy Riffle Kirby and her boys had 
six vacations for they joined Tom on his 
business trips to Erie and Ocean City. 

Bea Kiester Farneth is the leader of a 
very active scout troop which shares 
Bea's enthusiasm for such interesting 
activities as weekend trips to New York 
City. 

Harriet Hoffman finally took time off 
as the busy credit manager of the Lud- 
wig Hommel Co. for a trip to Florida in 
September. 

Fran Hilbish Logue and Paul — the 
longest married of those at the reunion — 
had a fall visit to Virginia on the 
Chesapeake. 

Marge Mistrik hopes to revisit Europe 
more than once before retiring to a villa 
in Italy. She has 400 colored slides of 
the six weeks tour she made there this 
summer. Mention must also be made of 
the very worthwhile avocation Marge has 
here — working with the children being 
helped by the Catholic Guild for the 
Blind. 

Memories of eight years at Linden 
School were brought back to Betty 
Anthon Arvan when she enrolled Mia in 
the first grade there this year. 

Jan Bovard Poole, who had come 
more than 1000 miles for the reunion, 
spent the month of June in Washington. 
D. C. The Pooles have been in Omaha, 
Neb., since Charles returned from Korea. 
He is now attached to Logistics-Material 
for the Strategic Air Command. 

Eva Caloyer Nassikas and her daugh- 
ters, Ricka and Lydia. spent the summer 
in Ocean City, N. J. On one of their 
many trips to the merry-go-round she 
met Ruth Weigel Gourley and her sons. 

Lula Copetas Blazakis is our celebrity 
— she's seen "My Fair Lady"! 



Barbara Cott entered the University 
of Pittsburgh School of Nursing in 
September for a 3 year course. Feeling 
like the perennial school-girl, she hopes 
her biology major will help her through 
the work and classes ahead. 

Marjory Couch Lynn has brought us 
up to date on her whereabouts in the 
last ten years. She worked in Pittsburgh 
for the Federal Reserve Bank until she 
and Bob married in 1950. They moved 
to Philadelphia in '52 where Bob is now 
principal of his school. This fall they 
have a new house in Southampton. Pa. 
and Marjory is working at the Fidelity- 
Philadelphia Trust Co. 

Joan Davies Bream is a member of 
the Volunteer Service Board at Magee 
Hospital. Other interests have been tem- 
porarily curtailed by a small active son, 
Teddy. 

Lucy Dorsey, another distant traveler 
to the reunion, is an indispensable mem- 
ber of the staff of Citizens National 
Bank in Orlando, Fla. In addition to the 
details of the bank's installment loan 
business. Lucy attends banking school, 
is senior president of the Children of the 
American Revolution and treasurer of 
the Sunday School. 

Miriam Egger Hosack reports all was 
well when she returned home from her 
quick, last-minute trip to the reunion. 
Milt, with the help of Mrs. Egger. 
was able to keep up with the boys while 
we were enjoying Miriam's visit. The 
Hosacks are busy with the work of their 
church this winter. 

Jane Field Taylor, Frank and Paul 
Dean were at Chautauqua in July to en- 
joy a vacation with Nancy Means Creed 
and her family. When the Creeds re- 
turned, Don began studying for his 
boards in Pathologic Anatomy. 

Helen Gilmore Reinhard and family 
vacationed in Stone Harbor, N. J. She 
met Mary Ann Letsche Yockey who was 
visiting at her parents' home there. 

Dorothy Groves Carson, Ed and 
Donny waited till fall for a trip through 
Canada and along the East coast. 

George and Linnea Lundstedt Evans 
and their four children entertained Peter 
and Virginia Uber Haug and their four 
children with a picnic and swimming 
party while the Haugs were here in 
June. Ginny is the third thousand-miler 
to the reunion. 

When Helen Myers Duerring sent in 
her reservation we learned she was liv- 
ing just a few blocks from Peggy Kirby 
which proves how busy you are when 
settling in a new home. 

Penny Myers Smith just sparkled at 
dinner — even when she was rewarded for 
the natural change in hair coloring. 

Mary Ann Rumbaugh Bowlus has ask- 
ed if there is anyone for winter sports? 
Their vacation was delayed when Craig 
caught the measles and mumps. Once 
on the trip, Mary Ann acquired same. 
Then, back at the ranch, Jack slipped on 
the grass and broke an ankle. 

Grace Savage Freeble just relaxed at 
the club pool this summer with her 
children, Charles and Beth. 

Ellen Saylor Lewis is happy about 
moving into a new Early American style 
home in Oakmont this fall. 

Len and Ruth Teplilz Goodman were 

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in Europe last fall for a 5^! week vaca- 
tion. They flew to London and then to 
Paris where they rented a car for a drive 
through Switzerland, Italy and back to 
Paris. Ruth misses New York City but 
Len's work is now in Baltimore. 

Carol Thome King, Bill and the 
children returned from their Cape Cod 
vacation all brown and healthy. 

Ginna Van Kirk Hilborn is busy with 
the details of a new home. 

Mary Wells Karlson was visiting her 
family in West Virginia in June and 
came up for the reunion. Florence Ostien 
Chew met her in Pittsburgh and chauf- 
fered her to Chatham. 

Jane Wilson Getting had moved into 
a new home on June 1 but she just left 
the mover's crates untouched to be with 
us the next day. 

Marty Yorkin Berman and her family- 
vacationed on Lake Chautauqua, return- 
ing in time for the girls to enter school. 
Marty devotes her free time to piano 
and organ lessons. 

I met hula Copetas Blazakis at Tech's 
commencement on June 5. I was look- 
ing for Ed and she was taking movies of 
her brother as he emerged from Syria 
Mosque with his diploma! As it turned 
out, Constantine Copetas and Ed had 
been seated together to receive their de- 
grees in Industrial Management. 

Other busy girls who will remember 
The Tenth were Becky Fellows, Lois 
Jean Jackson Ritenbaugh, Helen Parkin- 
son Cambridge, Doris Rowand Schroth, 
Helenjane Shriner Irvin, June Sinew e 
Moffatt, Betty Sossong Gretzler, Marion 
Staples Jorgenson, Sally Parker Herrup 
and Sally Villing Hughes. 

Doris Fairfield Jamison and her family 
have been living in Portugal where Jim 
has been stationed with the Air Force. 
In her greetings she told of the happy 
life they have had there. She and Jim 
have been able to tour the other coun- 
tries during his leaves. They expect to 
be returning to the States soon and will 
find it difficult to give up their friends, 
home and a delightful way of life. 

When Marjorie Brown Bortz wrote in 
June they were awaiting Bill's orders to 
return to Japan. Pug. Will and Ann ex- 
pected to join him there this fall. About 
service life she said they are an excep- 
tionally happy, nomadic sort of family 
moving every year or so and loving it. 

Tom and Mary Lou Burckhart Craw- 
ford were on their way to Bermuda 
with Tom, 2, and Megan. 8 months, in 
June and Mary Lou couldn't squeeze in 
a stopover at Chatham. 

Marilou Haller Swensson wrote us a 
charming letter and included a picture 
of her four boys. Ted had a business 
trip as general manager for the Wilt 
Cornice Co. so Marilou was unable to 
leave the fort. 

Joan Titus Dunlop also sent greetings 
and regrets from Chicago. Dick was busy 
working on their new house. Weekdays, 
he's associate editor of Home and High- 
way, the magazine for policyholders of 
Allstate Insurance. 

Jean McCullough Brown included 
snaps of her family in the nice note she 
wrote us telling about their active life in 
Gettysburg, three boys and a large collie. 
There is an invitation to all to stop at 

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the Presbyterian manse when they are 
in town to see the battlefield or Ike's 
farm. 

Ouida McGehee Young will appreciate 
that GOP plug for she's been working 
as County Chairman of the Eisenhower 
for President group. Hank is County 
Chairman of the Republican Central 
Committee, serving his 2nd term as 
Norwalk's mayor and practicing law. 

Virginia logt McDermott had to can- 
cel her reunion plans because her new 
baby and son, Jack, needed her. Jack 
was seriously ill at the time and we're 
happy to hear he has made much pro- 
gress in recovering since. 

Priscilla Hendryx was a spring new- 
comer to San Francisco. She loves her 
new residence — an apartment with a 
good view of the Golden Gate bridge 
and the bay. Working for Westinghouse 
public relations and free-lancing for the 
San Francisco News gave her an inside 
view of the Republican Convention and 
the Governor's Ball. Some of her duties 
included working with Betty Furness on 
the "words from the sponsor." 

Betty Ross Pervorse is another east- 
erner happy to adopt California as home. 
The Pervorses are now settled in their 
new home and were looking forward to 
a visit from Betsy's parents this fall. 

We can thank the Botanical Society 
of Pittsburgh for helping us to find 
Katherine Wertenbach Mozingo whose 
husband. Hugh, is one of its former 
members. Hugh studied in New York 
City till 1950 and has been a member of 
the faculties of the University of Ten- 
nessee and Florida Southern. He is now 
Assistant Professor in the Natural Science 
Department at Michigan State. Kay has 
40 bosses as secretary in the Social Sci- 
ence Department at the university. 

Marty Coate Challener is looking for- 
ward to a new home on Lake Carnegie 
in Princeton's Carnegie Estates. Dick is 
an assistant professor teaching American 
Diplomatic history and acting as fresh- 
man advisor. 

Exams at Bucknell prevented Jean 
Purvis Brown from attending the re- 
union. Rog is now an Associate Professor 
on the faculty. In August, they took 
Margie, Nancy and Kathy on a camping 
trip in New England. 

Jean White Markell had a grand sum- 
mer of golf, a trip to Bedford Springs 
and she and George joined friends for 
a cruise to Duluth, Minn., on an ore 
boat — de luxe all the way! 

Doris Sister White and family will be 
vacationing in Miami in November. 

Stan and Roberta Carpenter Morel 
are civilians now. Stan just retired from 
the Navy after 22 years of service. 

Mickey McKee Barnes is taking an 
active part in the civic life of Lakewood, 
Ohio. She expects to add Brownies this 
year to a very full schedule of teaching 
Sunday School, serving on the PTA 
board and enjoying the Women's Club 
and College Club. This is in addition 
to the care of her three children and an 
eight room house! 

Jean Thompson Johnson and Wayne 
enjoy bowling and bridge when not busy 
with Sunday School classes. PTA, two 
sons and a daughter. 

Kitty Lancaster Cone often works with 



Kay Arnold Dague ('38) on committees 
in their church. 

Marian Lean Christie stopped in 
Pittsburgh on the family's trip east this 
year and visited Carol Thome King and 
Chatham. Janet. 8, considered the idea 
of going to Chatham and decided it 
would be fine if Marian would come 
too! Barbara reacted 'like a normal 3- 
year-old to those long aisles in the 
Chapel. 

Mariellen Roche Duval', daughter. 
Lynn, also saw her future alma matei 
this summer and thinks she'll like it 
Mariellen's parents and sister, Joan x'48. 
were up from Texas to see the Duvals 
this summer. A trip to Dayton to see 
Gene's parents was another part of "a 
wonderful summer." 

Mary Ann Letsche Yockey made side 
trips during her vacation in New Jersey 
to have dinner with Rowie and Chuck 
Schroth. spend a night with Betty Beck 
Weidenman and Bob at their new home 
and visit Sue Funk DeMont on her "ad- 
opted" horse farm. The kindergarten 
which Mary Ann organized and taught 
in her home last year opened again in 
September. Sandy, V/z, is a pupil this 
year while Sue has graduated to first 
grade. 

Al and Evie Matthews Reece are very 
happy in the new home they designed 
themselves. Last winter Evie appeared 
in a Playhouse production of "Morning's 
at Seven." She is now directing her 
original one-act play for the Mt. Leb- 
anon Players. Al is the personnel direc- 
tor for Hospital Service Association of 
Pittsburgh. 

The class wishes to extend its sincere 
sympathy to Lois Jean Jackson Riten- 
baugh. Ginny Sommerfeld Hackman, 
Edna Croak Langenfeld and Helen 
Croak Johnson in the loss of their fath- 
ers and to Linnea Lundstedt Evans in 
the loss of her brother. 

Ruth Perry Parker, Sally Parker Her- 
rup, Marjorie Wayne Wechsler, Jane 
Wilson Geeting, Helen Parkinson Gam- 
bridge, Ginny Sommerfield Hackman, 
Sally Villing Hughes, Betty Sossong 
Gretzler, Helenjane Shriner Irvin. Sue 
Norton Boord and Helen Hunter White 
had brief notes on their reply cards. 
Thank you all for answering and don't 
wait for a request for news. Drop me a 
line when it happens — I love getting 
your mail. 



Class of 1948 

Secretaries: Donice Vail Rea 
(Mrs. Walter 'HI 
120 Valley View Drive 
Pittsburgh 15. Pa. 
Ruth Zucker Bac'hman 
( Mrs. James B. ) 
1332 Denniston Ave. 
Pittsburgh 1 7. Pa. 

MARRIAGES 

Elizabeth Johnston to Ted E. Scheide. 

Elinor Barrett to Joseph E. Lavelle. 
September 22, 1956. 

BIRTHS 

Betty L'Hote Franks, a son, George 
Francis III, February 14, 1956. 

Mary Jane Humbert Upshaw, a daugh- 
ter, Mary Jill. March 6, 1956. 

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Janet Kirkup MarvUle, a daughter. 
Deborah Lee, May 13. 1956. 

Nancy McDonald Sutherland, a daugh- 
ter, Laurel Jane, May 20, 1956. 

Frances Henry Fitch, a son. David 
Henry. March 14, 1956. 

Randy Ullom Doig, a daughter. Sally 
Elizabeth, January 11, 1956. 

Mary Lou Stone Clarke, a daughter. 
Charlotte Knox. August 15. 1956. 

Helen Suckling Beckert, a son, Octob- 
er 20. 1955. 

Betsy Ross Kuhn. a son. Paul Thomas. 
August 15, 1956. 

Helen Obermayer Sellers, a son. David 
Alan. April 19, 1956. 

Bobbie Mueller Baylor, a daughter. 
Wendy Lee, March 30, 1956. 

Anne Watson Lofton, a son. John M., 
Jr.. February 2. 1956. 

DEATHS 

Our sympathy to Anne Wallace Hunt- 
emer on the death of her father last 
spring. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

"Jimmy" Queenth Knoblock (Mrs. Carl 

F.), 11599 N. E. 11th Place. Biscayne 

Park, Miami 38, Fla. 
Rose Parry Schrock (Mrs. R. E.), 7428 

Cherokee Drive, Kansas City 13, Mo. 
Betsy Ross Kuhn (Mrs. Lester A.), 40 

Bobrich Drive. Rochester 10, N. Y. 
Mary Lou Stone Clarke (Mrs. E. D.), 

902 Shellbark Road. Anderson, Ind. 
Randy Ullom Doig (Mrs. H. F., Jr.), 

411 Olympia Road, Pittsburgh 11, Pa. 
Anne Wallace Huntemer (Mrs. Robert 

J.). 1097 Dean St., Schenectady 9, 

X. Y. 
Elinor Barrett Lavelle (Mrs. Joseph E. ), 

20 Fairbanks Road, Brookline, Mass. 
Mary Jane Humbert Upshaw (Mrs. John 

C), 817 Linda Ave., Albany, Ga. 
Janet Kirkup MarvUle (Mrs. Robert), 

32 Maple Road. BriarcliflF Manor, X. 

Y. 
Norma MacMillan Morris (Mrs. George). 

80 Hartwell Road. West Hartford. 

Conn. 
Prue Hamilton DeMars (Mrs. John V.), 

7059 Katchina Court, Indian Ridge 

Estates, Tucson, Ariz. 
Henrietta Meyer Garrett (Mrs. Paul W.), 

109 Brilliant Ave., Pittsburgh 15, Pa. 
Dorothy Doolittle Collins (Mrs. J. F.), 

4300 B Guilford Drive. College Park, 

Md. 
Shirley Lawrence Grasso (Mrs. Vincent 

J.), 17 Michael Drive. Bethpage, L. 

I., N. Y. 
Jessie Gilbert Chew (Mrs. Thomas G. ), 

407 Park Ave., Swarthmore. Pa. 
Sally Geary Hansen (Mrs. Wilbur V.), 

30 S. Kellner Road, #7, Columbus 

9, Ohio. 
Elizabeth Johnston Scheide (Mrs. T. E., 

Jr.), 403 Elfinwild Road. Allison Park. 

Pa. 
Mary Aiken Brown (Mrs. Knox), 224 

Foxhurst Drive. Pittsburgh 28. Pa. 

GEXERAL XEWS 

Nomie Mac Millan Morris hates to 
leave Wayland but George received a 
promotion with Alcoa and off they go. 

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Richard is in second grade and Jeff in 
kindergarten. The Morris' were in Pitts- 
burgh this summer. 

Janet Kirkup MarvUle loves her new 
house with a lovely yard for the girls. 

Mary Jane Humbert Upshaw and Jack 
had a vacation at Fort Walton Beach and 
are thrilled with their new daughter. 

Lin Barrett Lavelle would like to hear 
from some of the 48'rs. Best wishes to 
you, Lin. 

Elizabeth Johnston Scheide is working 
at Leech Farm Vets Hospital as a clin- 
ical psychologist in which field she has 
her Ph.D. Her husband is in the auto- 
mobile business. 

Sally Geary Hansen is one of the many 
who send a new address each year. Must 
be exhausted with all that moving. Will 
is now a Major and is head of officer 
procurement for all of Ohio. Sally was 
a Librarian in Cincinnati last year. 

Honey Holland Rehanek is now a part- 
time Occupational Therapist while Dale 
continues his Surgical Residency in 
Cleveland. Dave is now a year old and 
no longer has colic. 

A very productive summer in Maine 
was spent by our class artist Phyl Dorn- 
berger. She spends her time between 
Pittsburgh and Connecticut. 

Franny Henry Fitch sounds like a real 
farmer's wife what with the harvesting 
and canning. She also finds time for 
AAUW, PTA. Sunday School, and — 
square dancing! 

Shirley Morrow Hedenburg had a nice 
visit with the Fitch family in August. 
She says Franny's children are beautiful. 
Shirley's children are growing fast. 

The oldest of the three Groomes 
children started kindergarten this fall 
and Dottie Berg Groomes is about to 
celebrate her eighth wedding anniver- 
sary. Time sure does fly. 

Ditto Jessie Gilbert Chew. She and 
Tom are waiting for a transfer to either 
Boston or Philadelphia. 

Shirley Lawrence Grasso and Jim will 
move to their new house in Xovember. 
She is still working at the American 
Bureau of Shipping. Last winter Shirley 
saw Betty Albach Weamer and family. 

Lefty Doolittle Collins has recuperated 
after a month of hospitalization for a 
severe skin disorder and she and Rip 
took a vacation in Canada for two weeks. 
AXD, of course, they moved again! 

So glad that Henrietta Meyer Garrett 
finally put in an appearance. She and 
Paul hope to build their own home in 
the spring. She doesn't miss teaching a 
bit; in fact, she has become a canoe 
enthusiast. 

Prue Hamilton DeMars wins the prize 
this year for writing the most on a card! 
I could hardly read it. She and Johnny 
left Ohio and visited her parents in Pitts- 
burgh before starting a 3500 mile trek 
which ultimately ended in Tucson, where 
they are building a new home. She re- 
ports all is well. 

Motherhood is fun, writes Betty L'Hote 
Franks and she and Randy Ullom Doig 
walk their babies together. George has 
just taken over an Insurance Agency — 
attention Chatham Village. 

After being in Dayton five years 
Ginny Barkley Robertson has finally met 
some Chatham alumnae. 



Busy Jerry Kimball Wells. Four child- 
ren, house-hunting, homeroom mother. 
PTA, and incidentally, the usual daily 
grind. Still have time for bridge? 

Carol Lenz Houck slipped to second 
place in the card writing contest! She 
was in Pittsburgh for the Alumnae Rep- 
resentatives Workshop and talked to 
Jerry Wells. She spent the weekend with 
Suzy Sutton Hepler. Carol won't be 
teaching this semester but instead will 
be a student in a sewing course. Her 
Cynthia is one of the kindergarteners of 
the 48'rs and Donnie is in first grade. 
The Baurs are leaving the Xavy this 
fall but will be staying in the Washing- 
ton area, writes Audrey Bigelow Baur. 

Jean Forncrook Armstrong's Cathy 
goes to Sterrett School and Missy is in 
Shadyside Xursery School. 

"Settling down" is the term used by 
Ceil McKay Geddis. She is very busy 
with church activities. Women's Club, 
Chatham Alumnae, bridge, and back- 
yard get-togethers with the neighbors. 
She begs her correspondents to be 
patient. 

Another child in kindergarten belongs 
to Marj Caldwell Berlin. They've set a 
record by living in the same place for 
three years! 

X T o real news writes Hilda Fish Brick- 
er. Her oldest children are in school and 
she's enjoying it so much! 

From test tubes to baby bottles and 
canning went Amy Gage Skallerup. She 
really bragged about her fabulous garden. 
Mary Aiken Brown and family have 
moved into their new home in Mt. 
Lebanon. 

Many thanks to my ardent fan Jean 
Hadfield Smith. She really enjoyed last 
year's Recorder. Her Debbie is also a 
kindergarten student. 

Besides watching the new baby, Wen- 
dy, and chasing three year old Mark. 
Bobbie Mueller Baylor has been working 
in the yard — quite the gardener. 

Mary Lou Stone Clarke and Ed have 
had a busy summer. They moved into 
their new home May 1st. had the new 
member, Charlotte move in on August 
15 th, a visit from Mary Lou's mother 
and Ed home with bronchial pneumonia. 
Hope Ed is fine now and that Grand- 
mother had a nice visit. 

Helen Suckling Beckert's son is "cruis- 
ing" already and Helen expects him to 
be walking soon. (How about his name, 
Helen?) 

Xow that Betsy Ross Kuhn is settled 
again, she writes about how much they 
enjoy Rochester, X. Y. She has met many 
nice girls through Junior League and of 
course is very busy with the new baby. 
From "Hao" Obermayer Sellers comes 
news of a wonderful second baby, David, 
and the typical three year old, Joseph. 
The cool summer was enjoyed by Al and 
Hao since they were at home this year. 
Wilma Moore Stoebener is one of those 
lucky girls with a winter vacation in ' 
Florida and summer vacation in Canada. 
Rosemary Lakeland Gilbert and family- 
spent their vacation at the beach and 
Marblehead, Mass., visiting Rosemary's 
sister. 

Eleanor Robinson Hastings spent a 
weekend in Pittsburgh this summer visit- 
ing Betty L'Hote Franks and seeing 

Chatham College 



Randy Ullom Doig. Fredericka, Robin's 
oldest child, started first grade this year. 

"Jimmy" Queenth Knoblock received 
a Public Health Fellowship last year 
and her Master's Degree from Tulane. 
She is now working as a Medical Social 
Worker at the Rehabilitation Center for 
the Society for Crippled Children and 
Adults in Miami. 

The new president of the Junior Club 
in Cumberland, Md. is our Joy Wilson 
Douglas. Bruce is keeping busy, too, on 
the construction of a new Pittsburgh 
Plate Glass plant. 

Carol Watson Smith also has a son, 
Jeff, starting kindergarten this year. Ally- 
son is still at home. 

Anne Wallace Huntemer and family 
moved into a new home the end of Sep- 
tember. Anne is going to Chicago for -a 
vacation. 

Fran Foerster Atkinson keeps busy with 
Xeighborhood Chairman of the Girl 
Scouts and the PTA now that her child- 
ren are in school. They toured northern 
California on their vacation this year. 

Our former school teacher. Anne Wat- 
son Lofton, has discovered baby keeps 
her so busy she almost forgot to send the 
news card back. 

Thanks to Wilma Thomas for her card 
even though there is no startling news 
from California. 

Rose Parry Schrock started Laura to 
first grade with three teeth missing. Mar- 
cia is at the "waddling" stage, but she 
has pretty red hair. Rose says that is her 
reason for keeping her. On a vacation 
to Pennsylvania this summer. Rose visit- 
ed with Nin Schenck Younkin. 

Now, a word about your Secretaries : 
Donice Vail Rea had a busy summer 
gardening, visiting, entertaining and play- 
ing with the children. Gini, my oldest, 
started to kindergarten. We vacationed 
at Ocean City, N. J. and also toured the 
Eastern States, a good finale for the 
summer. 

Not to be outdone, David, son of 
Rutlue Zucker Bachman, started kinder- 
garten too. That makes quite a number 
for the public school systems all over. 
We spent our summer week ends at the 
farm where the children have a pet bull 
which they ride like a pony. Last winter 
we had our first vacation in five years 
and flew to California. What a beautiful 
country. 

We want to thank the girls who do- 
nated funds to our worthy cause and 
ask that the rest of you please send one 
dime apiece and that will make us sol- 
vent for the next two years. 

We have failed to locate Carol Benel 
Keller. Does anyone know her where- 
abouts? Also please notify us of address 
changes. We have a reunion corning up 
and would hate to miss any of you. 



Class of 1950 

Secretary. Nancy Hughes Evans 
(Mrs. John H.) 
5429 Page Drive 
Pittsburgh 36, Pa. 

ENGAGEMENTS 

Dolores Baney will become Mrs. 
Duane Conley on November '24, 1956. 



Jeanne Wilkofsky became engaged to 
Eli Bloomstein on April 20th. Jeanne 
will continue teaching third grade in 
Ellwood City until the wedding bells 
chime. 

Barbara Mailer will become Mrs. Will- 
iam J. Knight. Jr. in December and will 
live at San Clemente. California. Barb 
is enthusiastic about her chosen career 
and is now a Lieutenant Junior Grade 
and an Instructor at the Naval Officer 
Indoctrination School at Newport. Inci- 
dently. Barb's fiancee is a career man in 
the Marines. 

MARRIAGES 

Rita McEldowney became Mrs. W. P. 
Spalding on September 15, 1956. Kath- 
erine Dykema DuBois, Marjorie Dy- 
kema McKinnen, Alice Dykema Oehl- 
schlager, and Marilyn Mars Velt were 
her wedding attendents. 

BIRTHS 

Sue Ferris Troicnsell, a daughter, Lin- 
da Lee. October 18. 1955. 

Betty Longer Feathers, a son. Eric 
Richard. December 25, 1955. 

Marylou Tedesco Naser, a daughter, 
Margaret Mary, July 4, 1956. 

Shirley Bemis Martin, a daughter, Kim 
Bemis. November 6, 1955. 

Gail McConnor Mumma, a daughter, 
Susan Lynn, September 3, 1956. 

Mercedes Urda Cowles, a son, Ivan 
Richard. April 20. 1955. Ivan came to 
live with Mercedes and her husband in 
October of 1955. 

Joanne Scale Warren, a daughter, 
Janet Ruth, February 20. 1955. 

Ruth Ryan McLaughlin, a daughter, 
Ruth Ellen. June 17, 1956. 

Barbara Illig Rahenkamp, a son, Paul. 
June. 1956. 

Phyllis Good Rudd, a daughter, Ter- 
esa Holly, February 22, 1956. 

Lois Mars Mignonga, a daughter, 
Rachel Marie, August 15, 1955. 

Marilyn Lopez Dalton, a daughter, 
Elizabeth Lee, May 27, 1955. 

Carol Norton Diffenderfer, a daughter, 
Bronwen Loring. June 14, 1954. 

Betty Bassett McMahon has three an- 
nouncements to make : Peter, born Feb- 
ruary 18. 1954: Kathleen, born February 
23. 1955; Betsy, born April 21. 1956. 
This makes the McMahon family seven 
in number, Barbara is 5 and Oliver 4. 
They also have 3 snowball white kittens, 
a large yard (1/4 acre) and a large 
house (circa 1890). 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Jocelyn Griffith McLinden, III, (Mrs. 

Hugh J.), 1503 Ansbury Drive, Hous- 
ton 18, Texas. 
Barbara Black Bloomstrom (Mrs. John 

H.). 1059 Evelyn Lane. Sacramento, 

Calif. 
Sue Ferris Trownsell (Mrs. Don), 44 

Chippewa St., Bronxville, New York. 
Lee Corey, American Embassv, A. P.O. 

231, New York, New York. ' 
Marilyn Rickel Hetzel (Mrs. George), 

1532 Collins Rd.. Pittsburgh 21. Pa. 
Gail McConnor Mumma (Mrs. Harry 

F.), 1323 Harding Ave., Ames, Iowa. 
Marylou Tedesco Naser (Mrs. Charles 

E., Jr.), 8013 Thon Drive, Verona, 

Pa. 



Alumnae Recorder 



Ruth Ryan McLaughlin (Mrs. Thomas 
J.), 250 Concord Ave., West Hemp- 
stead, N. Y. 

Joan MacMillen Newcomb (Mrs. James 
C), 115 McClellan Drive, Pittsburgh 
36, Pa. 

Carol Norton Diffenderfer (Mrs. Walt 
R. ), 1005 Swarthmor« Road, Highland 
Park Hills, New Cumberland, Pennsyl- 
vania. 

Ann Morgan, 2939 N. Charles Street. 
Baltimore. Maryland. 

Betty Davis Herzberg (Mrs. Robert). 241 
Oakcrest Lane. Pittsburgh 36. Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Mercedes Urda Cowles and her fam- 
ily visited Marjorie Beetle Winnici and 
her family this summer. Midge and her 
husband Paul have four children and 
are living in Caldwell, New Jersey. 

The Cowles also visited Eva Vrzalova 
Abarbanel who is now living in New 
York City. Eva's husband is a lawyer 
and they have a 3 /a year old son. 

Ruth Fabry visited Corinne Holm 
Milton this summer in Arcadia, Cali- 
fornia. Corinne was Ruth's roommate 
at college but left her Junior year and 
graduated from the University of Ari- 
zona. Corinne is married to a doctor, 
has a boy 4/2 and a girl 2. Ruth spent 
six weeks traveling to California and 
back with her parents. Colorado Springs, 
Black Hills. Yellowstone Park, Salt Lake 
City, Reno. Lake Tahoe. San Francisco. 
Monterey. Sequoia National Park, Holly- 
wood, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Grand 
Canyon, Phoenix, parts of Mexico, Texas 
and New Orleans were on her itinerary. 

Joan MacMillen Newcomb tells us 
that Ann Craig Lee and Margie Dy- 
kema McKibben and their husbands 
spent some summer vacation at the New- 
comb cottage. 

Marilyn Rickel Hetzel and her hus- 
band moved into their new home in 
Blackridge last May. Marilyn tells us 
that there are three little Hetzel's — 
George, Jr.. Freddie, and Lynn. 

Suzy Harris Bartlett writes that she 
and Dick are wonderfully tied down 
with three little ones — Chips, Charles, 
and Cece. They love Ft. Collins, 
Colorado. 

Helen E. Ryan is planning to take her 
CPA exam in Pennsylvania this Novem- 
ber. Helen received her Bachelor's De- 
gree in Accounting at the College of 
Steubenville after leaving Chatham in 
1948. 

Ann Morgan is on the faculty of the 
University of Maryland. School of Medi- 
cine, Department of Pharmacology and 
is living in Baltimore. 

Nancy Leinen Chelwick brings us up 
to date with this report : She was mar- 
ried June 4. 1949 to George F. Chel- 
wick. They have two sons: George bYz 
and Thomas 2 54. Nancy and her family 
are living in Harrison. New York. 

Peggy Robie Clair, who attended 
Chatham for her Freshman year only, 
has married Verne Clair, Jr., has two 
fine children and is presently living in 
Levittown, N. Y. She's moving soon to 
Utica, N. Y. Please send us your new 
address Peggy so that we can keep in 
touch! 

Nancy Beamer Stewart is busy teach- 
ing 3rd and 4th grades in Lower Burrell 

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Class of 1951 — Fifth Reunion 



Township. She is about to finish up a 
very active year as an officer in the 
Department of Classroom Teachers, 
Pennsylvania State Education Association. 

Sally Schecter Garvin, Joy Dougherty 
Chilcott, Esther Peters Bleikamp, and 
Bobby Watson Wagner, are all neigh- 
bors in Gilmore Acres. Anybody for 
bridge? 

I received a wonderful travelogue from 
Lee Corey who is working in the Political 
Attaches Office at our Embassy in Trip- 
oli. Libya. I wish you could all read it. 
Incidently. should the Suez situation be- 
come more critical, Arab countries have 
stated they will stick together against 
any aggression against Egypt and Lee is 
wondering what it would be like to be 
an "enemy alien." She notes that they 
are sincerely hoping for and working to- 
ward a peaceful solution. 

Wish that space permitted me to in- 
clude the greetings from the many class- 
mates who have extended them to every- 
one in their letters. Since it does not, 
I'll add my warm "hello" and thank 
you all for responding so well. Keep me 
posted as to your hops, skips and jumps, 
activities, and additions. 



Class of 1952 

Secretaries: Martha McLaughlin E'lers 
(Mrs. Richard G.) 
255 Genesee N. E. 
Warren. Ohio 
Henriette (Fifi) Rougraff 
319 Bank St. 
Sewickley, Pa. 

ENGAGEMENTS 

Pat Printz to Leslie Harris. 

MARRIAGES 

Marilyn Toner to Roy Wiley, May 
26. 1956. 

Ruth Washburn to John T. Loucks. 
March 31, 1956. 

Tomi Jones to Capt. Jack R. Miller 
of Washington, D. C, a West Point 
alumnus, July 28, 1956. 

Kathie Costanzo to Albin A. Both, 
Aug. 9, 1956. 

Martha McLaughlin to Richard G. 
Ellers, Sept. 29. 1956. 

Sally. Turle to Bradley W. Rippel. 
Nov. 24, 1956. 



Joanne Shelley to Robert L. Davis, 
November, 1956. 

Nancy Harold to Wayne Kohman. 

Grace Bollens to Frank Thomas in 
July 1956. 

Marilyn McCord to Lester Abercrom- 
bie— May 17, 1956. 

Nancy Galey to Richard Black — • 
October 1954. 

Julie Arnold to Tom Eva — December 
1954. 

BIRTHS 

Janet Houston Rhein, a daughter. 
Susan. May 13. 1955. 

Barbara Clark Samuelson, a daughter, 
Jan, April 27, 1956. 

Laura Fisher Booth, Phyllis, 2 l A. 
Kimberly, lj/s. 

Barbara Horn Rom, a son, Stewart, 
September. 1955. 

Ira Davisson Ketcham, a daughter, 
Laurie. 2. and a son, George Bonbright, 
Nov. 27. 1955. 

Sally Ann Griffin Marks, a daughter, 
Julia Elizabeth. Aug. 7, 1956. 

Judie Bierman Linowes, a son. Jeff, 
July 18, 1955. 

Jan Fitzsimmons Carr, a son, Timothy, 
17 months. 

Lois MacGregor Stewart, a son. Daniel 
Ross, April 14, 1956. 

Sunny Ross Schumacher, a daughter. 
Karen. February 17. 1956. 

Shirley Gorman Aitken, a son, James. 
June 1955. 

Ann Stapleton Keffer, a son, July 1955. 

Virginia Smalley Sweet, a son. Danny, 
June 1955. 

Ann Hafer Berry, a son, April 1956. 

Delores Clayton Schaudt, a daughter. 
July 1955. 

Nancy Vahey Eldridge, a daughter, 
May 1956. 

Nancy Moore Whitney, a son, Bobby. 
December 1955. 

Sally Weissberg Feldman, a son, 
Bobby. November 1955. 

Nancy Galey Black, a daughter, Bar- 
bara, June 1955. 

Marilyn Morgan Henderson, a daugh- 
ter, Leslie, July 1956. 

Sandy Potts Poole, a son, Stewart, July 
1956. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Marilyn McCord Abercrombie (Mrs. 
Lester, Jr.), Blackburn Rd. Sewick- 
ley, Pa. ' 

Nancy Galey Black (Mrs. Richard, Jr.). 
272 21st Avenue. San Francisco, Cali- 
fornia. 

Dorothy Davis Egan (Mrs. John), 106 
Cooper drive. New Rochelle, N. Y. 

Helen Barbour McKelvey (Mrs. Paul), 
636 Oak Hill Lane, Greensburg. Pa. 

Louise Eddy Davis (Mrs. William M.), 
605 Otis Blvd., Spartanburg, S. C. 

Laura Fisher Booth (Mrs. Harold U.), 
218 N. W. 35th Terrace, Gainesville, 
Fla. 

Janet Fitzsimmons Carr (Mrs. Robert). 
1118 Tenth Ave., Huntington, W. Va. 



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Mary Louise Franz Uhl (Mrs. Byron), 
460 Hi-Tor Dr.. Pittsburgh 36, Pa. 

Nancy Garlow Hoop (Mrs. E. Paul, Jr.), 
Hi Hoodridge Dr.. Pittsburgh 34,' Pa. 

Artie Gianopulos, 4035 Spruce St.. 
Philadelphia 4. Pa. 

Muriel Hands West (Mrs. Donald B. ), 
1412 West Chase Ave.. Chicago 26, 111. 
Temporary after Sept. 10. 112 
Chittenden Ave., Tuckahoe, X. V. 

Nancy Harrold Kohman (Mrs. Wayne 
E.). 133 Ashland Rd.. Summit. N. J. 

Mary Beth Hoon Prit chard (Mrs. 
Leonard S.). Park View Dr., Columbi- 
ana, O. 

Virginia Smalley Sweet (Mrs. J. 
Phillip). 2625 Summit Drive. Pitts- 
burgh 34, Pa. 

Julie Arnold Eva (Mrs. Thomas). 14. 
16/12 Skodagas;e bei Zohan. Vienna 
XIII. Austria. 

Janet Houston Rhein (Mrs. Joseph P.), 
321 Old Farm Rd.. Pittsburgh 34, Pa. 

Nancy Howard, (winter). 125 Xorthfield 
Ave.. West Orange, X. ]. (summer) 
1210 Walnut, Hollidaysburg. Pa. 

Tomi Jones Miller (Mrs. Jack R. ) . 122 
Western St.. Leavenworth, Kansas. 

Nancy Kelly Hilland (Mrs. Carl B. ). 
1417 Franklin St., Salina, Kansas. 

Louise Loeffler Wilson (Mrs. Robert). 
731 Eighth St., Oakmont, Pa. 

Marcia Mamolen Stewart (Mrs. Mervin 
S.), c/o Mervin S. Stewart. 1st Lt. 
MC. 0-4034232. 97th General Hospi- 
tal, APO 757. Xew York. X. Y. 

Nancy McFarland Pollock (Mrs. Russell 
T., Jr.). 18 Thornridge Rd.. Shanno- 
pin Highlands. Pittsburgh 2. Pa. 

Narcissa McLeod Scalise (Mrs. X. M.). 
207 Fifth Ave., East. Warren, Pa. 

Christine Metro Kachules (Mrs. 
Thomas), 1058 Highland Road. 
Sharon. Pa. 

Lois Miltner Rothrock (Mrs. Richard 
C. ). 963 Wellesley Rd.. Pittsburgh 6, 
Pa. 

Adele Moslener Karlovitz (Mrs. Bela). 

214 Romerstrasse. Heidelberg. Rohr- 

back. Germany. 
Molly Oehlschlager Schardt (Mrs. 

George H. ), 111 Maple Ave., Pitts- 
burgh 18. Pa. 
Joan Paul, R.D. #2. Cheswick. Pa. 
Sandy Potts Poole (Mrs. Stewart), 601 

Worth St., Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 
Beverly Roush Johnston (Mrs. Ralph 

T.), 414 East 200th St.. Cleveland 

19, O. 

Joanne Shelley Davis (Mrs. Robert D.). 
Apt. C-l, 4878 South 28th St., Arling- 
ton 6, Va. 

Evelyn Skalican Chocinsky (Mrs. 
Michael). 714 Richford St.. Duquesne. 
Pa. 

Marilyn Toner Wiley (Mrs. S. Roy), 
1063 Findley Dr., Apt. 1. Pittsburgh 
21. Pa. 

Doris Warner Brown (Mrs. Jack H.), 

3014 S. Abingdon St., Apt. C-l. 

Arlington 6. Va. 
Sally White Autenreith (Mrs. Harold), 

530 Roosevelt Rd.. Pittsburgh 2, Pa. 
Ann Wood Pawkyk (Mrs. L,), 33-C 

Bulger Ave., Xew Milford, X. J. 

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Carolyn Cunningham Halter (Mrs. 

Douglas C). 822 X. Mariposa St.. 

Burbank 18. Calif. 
Retta Mae Dickson Zeffiro (Mrs. Jay 

A.), 833 Thompson Ave.. Donora, Pa. 
Nancy Fleishman Harlan (Mrs. David), 

1518 Buffalo St.. Franklin, Pa. 
Ann Hafer Berry (Mrs. C. S.), 3 Fisher 

Ave.. Oil City. Pa. 
Peggy Justice Hallam (Mrs. John B.), 

517 Beach St., Fort Pierce, Fla. 
Helene Meuser Pande (Mrs. Henry), 

129 Arlington, East Orange, X. J. 
Nancy Paul Farley (Mrs. William H.. 

Jr.), 309 W. Third. Oil City, Pa. 
Mardie Rountree, 401 East 58th St.. 

Xew York 22. X. Y. 
Nancy Showalter Thompson (Mrs. 

Charles H.), 1218 Monastery Dr., 

Latrobe, Pa. 
Nancy Vahey Eldridge (Mrs. Kenneth 

L. ). 290' Kenilworth Ave., Glen 

Ellyn, 111. 
Yvonne Vincic, Hedgerow Theatre, 

Moylan, Pa. 
Betty Lou Wadsworth Hite (Mrs. Allen 

R. ), 231 Melville Lane. Sewickley, Pa. 
Meredith Walker Peterson, (Mrs. Wen- 
dell), 12 Conewango Ave., Warren, 

Pa. 
Pat Boris Davidson (Mrs. Alan), 1172 

Park Ave., Xew York, X. Y. 
Ruth Washburn Loucks (Mrs. John). 

83 W. Hatfield St.. Massena. X. Y. 
Ira Davisson Ketcham (Mrs. James), 

1330 Kanawha Blvd.. Edgewater Apts. 

Charleston, W. Va. 
Katharine Costanzo Both (Mrs. Albin 

A.), 416 Keyes Rd.. Yakima, Wash. 
Grace Bollens Thomas (Mrs. Fred), 1810 

Vollmer Dr.. Pittsburgh. Pa. 
Lois MacGregor Stewart (Mrs. Daniel 

C). 54 E'. Harry St.. Hazel Park. 

Detroit, Mich. 
Martha McLaughlin Ellers (Mrs. Rich- 
ard G.), 255 Genesee XE, Warren. 

Ohio. 

GENERAL XEWS 

Marilyn Morgan Henderson is now 
one of the international set. She is liv- 
ing in Frankfort. Germany, where her 
husband is a captain in the Army. She 
met Nancy Tanner Shaffer, Dianne 
Barrett and Adele Moslener Karlovitz 
in Frankfort and the four of them were 
ready to start an Alumnae Club of their 
own. Marilyn recently won a trip to 
Paris where she saw Sally Scragg who is 
working at the American Embassy. Andy 
Rygg and Fifi Rougraff also saw Sally 
last fall while they were in Paris and 
had a gay time reminiscing. Sally has a 
darling apartment and seems to be en- 
joying herself to the fullest. Of course, 
who wouldn't in Paris? 

Andy Rygg got a nifty job with Sabena 
Airlines in Pittsburgh when she got back 
from Europe last winter. Seems she can 
have a free trip to Europe every year if 
she wants it. Last time I talked to her 
she was planning a short jaunt to 
Jamaica and Puerto Rico. This is work? 

Janet Houston Rhein's little girl. Su- 
san, was born on Friday the 13th, but 
Janet says, "There was nothing unlucky 
about that date for me". She and Joe 



moved into their new home in Mt. 
Lebanon on September 1st. 

Sunny Ross Schumacher and Don 
moved into their new home on May 9, 
1955. 

Nancy Harrold Kohman wrote in 
August that much as she and Wayne 
enjoyed Kansas City, they were about to 
take leave of the great open spaces and 
return to Xew Jersey, in or around Cald- 
well. She would love to hear from any 
of the gals living in that area. 

A lot has happened to Pat Baris 
Davidson in the last two years. In 
Xovember. 1954. her husband entered 
the Air Force, and they have been at 
Patrick AFB, Fla., since then. They have 
had trips through Florida, and vacations 
in Xassau, Havana, Puerto Rico and the 
Virgin Islands. Al's two years with Uncle 
Sam were up last month, and they have 
returned to Xew York City, where he is 
completing his residency in Obstetrics and 
Gynecology at Mt. Sinai Hospital. And. 
of course, not the least that has happen- 
ed to the Davidson's is their daughter. 
Lynn, born a year ago. 

Marcia Mamolen Stewart and Mervin 
were expected to return to the States 
early this Fall after a tour of duty in 
Germany. They have done a great deal 
of traveling through Europe during their 
time there. 

Marilyn Wolfert Zimmerman and Dick 
are busy entertaining, gadding, and 
working on their home. 

Charlie Nauert Stohr's husband, Ed. 
was transferred by United Air Lines to 
work in London in September. They 
flew over then and returned to pack all 
their things in October. There is a pos- 
sibility they will go to Paris later on. 
Up until the time of the transfer. 
Charlie had been coordinating fashion 
windows for Marshall Field. She spent 
three weeks in Europe in May. spending 
an afternoon with Carta Ausenda at 
Pontofino. and running into Danny Grey, 
in Venice. Larry Thompson visited the 
Stohrs for a week in August, and Charlie 
entertained for her at that time. 

Barbara Clark Samuelson left her job 
with the Dayton Art Institute in Febru- 
ary of 1955. The next year was spent 
working on her home, steaming off wall 
paper, painting walls, and doing some 
silk screening for drapery material. On 
April 27, she had twin girls. One of 
them. Gwen. lived only five days, but 
Barb reports the other, Jan. is now 
"over the hump" and is "getting fat and 
funny." 

Sally Ann Griffin Marks and Bill 
bought a home in Westminster, Md. Bill 
got home from the service last Fall, and 
is now working for the Baltimore Gas 
and Electric Co. Their Dougie was two 
in October. 

A'. /. Fast gave up her teaching job at 
Chatham to stay in Paris to study an- 
other year. She went over in June. 

Barb Mills Foresti is really the busy 
one. She has helped set up and operate 
a baby-sitting cooperative in Dayton, 
which she reports works wonderfully, is 
starting on plans for an alumna group 
chapter, is helping Roy put a dormer on 
the back of their house and finish the 
upstairs, all at the same time keeping 
track of a very acti\e little girl. She was 
expecting a break in the fall when they 
took a trip to Baltimore. 

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Betty Cornell Hirsch gave up her 
pediatric nursing instruction in August 
to become a full-time housewife. 

Virginia Kern and her family vaca- 
tioned last summer at Fourth Lake in 
the Adirondacks, ending up with a week- 
end in NYC. She is still working in the 
International Division at Koppers Co., 
where she reports "there's never a dull 
moment." 

Danita Bravin and Barbara Firth vaca- 
tioned in Bermuda in August, sailing 
down and back on the Queen of Ber- 
muda. While there they stayed at the 
Bermudiana Hotel. Both agreed that the 
entire trip was a wonderful experience. 
Danita has resigned from her high 
school position, and now holds a gra- 
duate assistantship in speech at Pitt, 
teaching Speech 1, and taking credits to- 
ward her Master's in speech. Barb re- 
turned to Pittsburgh to take over as chief 
lab technician in bacteriology at Child- 
ren's Hospital. She is active in a Chat- 
ham bridge club in the winter. 

Nancy Howard spent a few weeks this 
summer at the Shore. She is now teach- 
ing kindergarten in Livingston, N. .]., 
and living in West Orange, N. J. 

Artie Gianopulos received her Master 
of Social Service degree from Bryn 
Mawr College in 1954, receiving the 
Susan B. Anthony award for her thesis. 
She took a job with the Marriage Coun- 
cil of Philadelphia as a research assis- 
tant, and is still with the agency. This 
past year. Artie won a U.S. Public 
Health Fellowship which will enable her 
to take the training program at the 
Marriage Council, and continue work to- 
ward her doctorate. Artie also reports a 
wonderful trip to Europe in the summer 
of 1955. 

Pat Nauman Kramer was elected pre- 
sident of the Wives' Club of Johnny's 
professional fraternity and reports that 
the Columbus Alumnae Club was orga- 
nized last year. Johnny is in his senior 
year at Ohio State. They managed to 
see Barb Hegarty Hack and Bert quite 
frequently before the Hacks moved to 
Ypsilanti, Mich., in July. Barb and Bert 
will both be teaching in the same school 
in Ypsilanti this year. 

Pat said that she just found out that 
Bev Roush Johnston was living in 
Columbus, shortly before Bev's husband 
was transferred to Cleveland. They had 
just bought a new house before the 
transfer was received. 

Another new home owner is Mary 
Lou Franz Uhl and Byron, who built on 
Hi-Tor Drive in Pittsburgh. 

Tomi Jones Miller and her husband, 
who is attending the Command and 
General Staff College in Leavenworth. 
Kansas, as a regular student, have a 
beautiful home in Leavenworth, where 
they expect to remain about a year. 
Tomi expects to spend the rest of her 
life on-the-move since Jack is in the 
regular Army, but says she is loving 
every minute of it. 

Ann Hafer Berry and Chuck moved 
from New York back to Pennsylvania 
last Spring. 

Laura Fisher Booth moved to Gaines- 
ville, Fla. recently and she and Hal 
bought a new redwood home. They are 
busy trying to get a lawn started, but 
are happy to be living "in town" again 



after several years in the country. Phyllis 
is now 2'/2 an d Kimberly, H/j. 

Joan Fisher spent a busy year. She 
taught until December, and then, with 
her parents, went to their winter home 
in Orlando, Fla., until the end of May. 
when they returned North to spend the 
summer at their cottage. She is now 
teaching in Penn Township. 

Barbara Horn Rom expects to move 
into their new home in December or 
January. Last May, she and Marv took 
a trip to Florida to celebrate their fifth 
wedding anniversary, and she's also had 
several trips to Pittsburgh, New York, 
and the New Jersey shore last summer. 
She is attending a weekly art class for 
housewives, learning to paint in oils. 
This, plus two children, Ricky, 3, and 
Stewart, 1. and her organizations and 
charity work, have kept her on-the-go. ■ 

Ira Davisson Ketcham and her family 
left New York in June to move to 
Charleston, W. Va. Before leaving N. Y., 
Ira attended Mr. LeClair's art show in 
the city in March, and met Betty Bolton 
and Randy Blair, both of '51, there. She 
has seen Beetle Brady since moving to 
Charleston, and reports that Beetle is 
now homemaker's editor for the Charles- 
ton Gazette. 

Anne Braddon and Joan Pugsley are 
still sharing an apartment on Long Is- 
land, and both work in Manhattan. 

Kathie Costanzo Both and her new 
husband have moved into their new 
home just outside of Yakima. Wash. Last 
year she taught a third grade class, and 
this year is teaching a fifth grade class 
in Yakima. Last summer she spent at 
home in Fair Oaks, Pa., and attended 
classes at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Judie Bierman Linowes finds her time 
more than filled keeping up with Jeff, 
who is now over a year old. Harry was 
elected vice president of the Washing- 
ton, DC. Junior Chamber of Com- 
merce this year. Judie and Harry rubbed 
elbows with President Eisenhower last 
February 14 at a Washington movie pre- 
miere of "Richard III" when they sat- 
across the aisle from the President and 
Mamie. 

Lois Miltner Rothrock and Dick 
moved to Chanute Air Force Base in 
Rantoul, 111., in Oct., where Dick, who 
graduated in June from dental school, 
is working as a dentist with the rank of 
1st lieutenant. Lois is teaching first 
grade there, after teaching second grade 
and kindergarten for the past four years. 

Elsa Morris Cameron and her husband 
are now in Germany, where he is a jet 
pilot. They have two sons, Duncan and 
Stuart, and will be in Germany for three 
years. 

Nancy Feather Emmerling is the proud 
mother of a beautiful daughter, Cynthia 
Ann. 

Peggy Grove Marks and Don have 
bought a ranch type home in South 
Shores, in suburban Decatur. Peggy is 
Medical Clinical Instructor at Decatur 
and Macon County Hospital. The Marks 
have a light red cocker, and hope to 
have an offspring soon to show at dog 
shows. They traveled this summer 
through Wisconsin. Michigan and Ohio 
on their way to Pennsylvania. She says 
she also sees Seggie Segmiller Krapfel 
occasionally when they go through Elm- 



hurst, 111., on their way to Don's home 
in Waukegan. Seggie has a baby boy. 

Jo Hebrank Smith's Ann is now over 
a year old. Jo has joined four clubs in 
Greenburg. and also plays regularly with 
Bill in a couple's bridge group. She sees 
Ann Estey Barbour and Helen Barbour 
McKelvey fairly regularly. Ann now has 
two sons. 

Jan Fitzsimmons Carr has a half hour 
talent show on Sundays which Jan 
emcees called "Talent Showcase." Mon- 
day through Friday, she and Bob do a 
program called "Current," which is an 
hour in length and which they also pro- 
duce. They have done several remotes 
including one to a swimming pool of a 
private estate, and filmed part of the 
show at the Greenbrier at White Sulphur 
Springs. Last summer they spent three 
and a half weeks in Europe visiting 
England, France, Italy and Switzerland". 
Their son is now 17 months. 

Lois MacGregor Stewart and Dan 
moved to Detroit last June, where Dan 
is with the Aluminum Co. of America 
in sales administration. 

Carl Hilland spent the summer 
months with the Strategic Air Command 
at Thule so Nancy Kelly Hilland and the 
two boys went to Daytona Beach to 
spend the time with her family. One 
weekend Ginny Weating Krzywicki, 
Walde and their two children drove over 
from Orlando to visit. The Hillands are 
now reunited in Salina. 

Nancy McFarland Pollock and Rusty 
moved into their new home in Shanno- 
pin Highlands in June and spent the 
rest of the summer grading their large, 
and hilly, yard. Nancy gave up fulltime 
teaching in favor of merely substituting. 
They spent a week vacationing on Lake 
Erie this summer. 

Pat Boyd Royer, her husband, and 
Kenny, who is now two, had a trip in 
the Finger Lakes Region of New York 
this summer, and on to the Lake Placid 
area, where they found the horseback 
trails excellent. 

Nancy Garlow Hoop has been kept 
quite busy with her 11-month-old Betsy, 
and doing publicity work, for the Alum- 
nae Board. 

Barb Stephenson was just recently 
graduated from Emory University in At- 
lanta as an M.D. She is now planning to 
go into her residency in pediatrics. Con- 
gratulations, Barb. 

Sandy Potts Poole has been very busy 
taking care of her children. She was up 
at Lake Champlain this past summer 
visiting her father who is teaching bio- 
logy at Finch College in New York. 

Mollie- Oehleschager Schardt is back 
in Pittsburgh again after living in Cali- 
fornia for two years while her husband 
was in the air force. She is chairman of 
the East Boros Alumnae Club. 

Sally White Autenreith is being kept 
very busy as they are in the midst of 
moving to an old farmhouse in Shaler 
Township, and also in the process of 
remodeling it. 

Julie Arnold Eva is living in fabulous 
Vienna. Her husband is studying music 
at the conservatory and also working for 
the Vienna opera company. She's keep- 
ing busy being a photographers model. 
Sounds like they're living the true "vie 
boheme". 



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When the deadline for news came, 
Sally Turle was deep in plans for her 
wedding on Nov. 24 to Bradley W. 
Rippel of Chicago. They had bought a 
new gray clapboard home in Glenview, 
111., and were planning a three-week 
honeymoon in Mexico. Sally was work- 
ing for the Chicago office of the New 
Yorker magazine. 

Interspersed with collecting and writ- 
ing the class news myself, I (Martha) 
was also planning my wedding to Dick 
Ellers on Sept. 29. I had a month's 
vacation in March, the majority of which 
was spent at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. I 
am still working for the Warren Tribune 
Chronicle, where Dick is our police re- 
porter. My attendants were Jeannine 
English Abel and Nancy McFarland 
Pollock. 

Fiji Rougraff sees Barbara Wolfson 
Myers at work every day at the D. T. 
Watson Home. 

Ann Stapleton Keffer is living in 
Wheeling, W. Va., at present but is in 
the process of building a new home 
across the river in Ohio. She now has 
two boys, and she seems to be developing 
a West Virginia accent to go with that 
Boston drawl. 

Shirley Gorman Aitken came to see 
me (Fifi) this past summer in Bay Head, 
N. J. She has cut her hair and is also 
the proud mother of a baby boy. She 
and John are still living" in Yonkers but 
hope to find a house soon. 

Virginia Smalley Sweet is being kept 
busy taking care of her two wild 
"Indians" and a new house. They were 
in Florida last spring for three weeks. 
I'd like to nominate her for the next 
class secretary — she knows more about 
the people in our class than anybody I've 
talked to yet. 

Betty Cornell Hirsch is back in Pitts- 
burgh after being in Atlanta. Ga. She is 
a supervisor and is teaching at West 
Penn Hospital. 

As a reminder, kids, next June, 1957, 
is our class reunion year. June 2nd is the 
date. Be sure to keep it in mind. It will 
be so much fun to get together again. 

Class of 1954 

Secretary. Katherine Wragg 

1133 Lancaster Ave. 
Pittsburgh 18, Pa. 

ENGAGEMENTS 

How can it be? This is leap year and 
no one reported an engagement! 

MARRIAGES 

Barbara Beacham to Charles Richard 
Volk. August 25, 1956. 

Patricia Bennett to James Robert 
Nicholson, September. 1956. 

Barbara Bolger to William Collett, 
June 23, 1956. 

Lois Bradley to Frank Fegley, Tune 23, 
1956. 

Helen Savas to Anthony Chakeres. 
July 8, 1956. 

Jane Simpson to W. Arch Irvin, Jr., 
July 7, 1956. 

Mimi Rowland to Conrad F. Nagel, 
III, October 20, 1956. 

BIRTHS 

Lois Potts Adelson, a son. Andrew Jay, 
August 4, 1956. 

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Lois Thompson Anderson, a son, Tom. 
November 26, 1955. 

Charlotte Saul Davis, another girl, 
Netta Lynn, August 23, 1956. 

Jackie Legros Hall, a son, Andrew 
Clinton. January 25, 1956. 

Nancy Boeklen Hutchinson, a girl. 
Keri Maxwell, May 31, 1956. 

Sally Ernst Peterson, a girl, Susan 
Leigh. February 25, 1956. 

Jeannie Bishop Righter, a girl. Kim- 
berry, April 26, 1956. 

Lois Sherry Schworm, a girl, Sherryl 
Beth. April 26, 1956. 

Bobsi Williams Wilson, a boy, Douglas 
Ashton, June 15, 1956. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Sally Ernst Peterson, (Mrs. Paul E.), 
411 Gilmore, Dubuque, Iowa. 

Helen Savas Chakeres, (Mrs. Anthony), 
320 Broughton Rd„ Pgh. 36, Pa. 

Mimi Rowland Nagel, (Mrs. Conrad F., 
Ill), 5506 Fifth Ave., Apt. 215, Pitts- 
burgh 32. Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Lois Thompson Anderson and family 
returned from France last February and 
are now living in Flushing, New York. 

Mary Anderson, now doing Public 
Relations work at WQED, reports that 
she had a wonderful vacation in Mexico 
this summer. 

Marilyn Bickmore Boleky has com- 
bined being a housewife and having a 
career by doing advertising layouts at 
home. 

Joan Brown, after teaching English a 
year, is now a secretary at Reed, Smith, 
Shaw and McClay. 

Bo Bolger Collett and Bill are now sta- 
tioned at Fairhope, Alabama while Bill 
does a two year sti'etch in the navy. 
Bill graduated from Pitt dental school 
in June. 

Elsie Gage and Chris Szymanski spent 
a week this summer on a schooner off 
the coast of Maine. They enjoyed rough- 
ing it. 

Shirley Hartman Heil and Bill have 
spent the summer with the army in 
Texas and we understand that they are 
on their way for an assignment in 
Europe. Bill is another Pitt dental gra- 
duate, class of 1956. 

Carolyn Hirshberg spent the summer 
in Honolulu and is now teaching in 
Coronado, California. 

Audrey Shanaberger Kellermeyer is 
enjoying work in physical therapy at the 
Rainbow Hospital for Crippled Child- 
ren in Cleveland. 

Elsa Duncan Reagan writes from 
Corpus Christi, Texas that she and Jim 
have been getting in trips to New 
Orleans, Mexico City and Acapulco. 
What a life. Elsa has been teaching 
Medical and Surgical Nursing. 

Marie Richards is teaching" fourth 
grade this year at the Bellwood School 
in the Monroeville district. 

Re Rosser, after attending summer 
school at the University of Pennsylvania, 
is back at Narberth teaching fifth grade. 

The navy is sending Jean Hulse 
Souleret and spouse to San Francisco. 

Rose Spoa is teaching kindergarten in 
Ellwood City. Rose attended summer 



session at the University of Syracuse 
where she won two student awards in 
the art association. 

Barbara Maloy Tilelman is helping 
the Admissions Office as an Alumnae Re- 
presentative. 

Nancy Williams received her masters 
degree in sociology feom Pitt and tauiiht 
a course there last year. She has received 
scholarships to study at Tanglewood and 
our own Chatham College Directors' 
Opera Workshop. The Tuesday Musical 
Society has also given her a scholarship 
to help her pursue a musical career. 
Here's wishing her much success. 

Kathie Wragg took a three week 
motor trip to California in August. 

Barbara Young has returned to the 
Pittsburgh district to teach second grade 
in one of the McKeesport schools. 

Before Bo Bolger Collett left for Ala- 
bama she asked Kathie Wragg to act in 
her place as class secretary. 

Class of 1956 

Secretaries: Joyce Kiesewetter 
572 Dewey Ave. 
Cliffside Park, N. J. 
Rose Louise Fossee 
Box 6846 
College Station 
Durham, North Carolina 

ENGAGEMENTS 

Barbara Evans to Milton Danver. 

MARRIAGES 

Ardeth Criss to Roger Drew, October 
14, 1956. 

Gretchen Elchlepp to Albert A. Smith, 
September 28. 1956. 

Virginia Hadfield to David T. Berrv, 
June 16. 1956. 

Sonya Klein to Walter M. Yernau. 
September 23, 1956. 

Marion Latshaw to Donald A. Boon, 
August 11, 1956. 

Mary Jo McKee to Carl W. Groppe. 
Jr., June 16, 1956. 

Grace Nardulli to Carl W. Regutti 
August 11, 1956. 

Sally Newton to Robert F. Yander- 
slice, Jr. June 16, 1956. 

Marilyn Waid to Robert DeRoy, June, 
1956. 

Judy Wanderer to Sherwood H. Wolf- 
son, June 24. 1956. 

Lois Katz to Samuel S. Blaufeld. 
September 22. 1956. 

Electra Petrolias to James R. Agras, 
October 21. 1956. 

Sandra Sheriff to Carl E. Evankovich, 
June 8. 1956. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Joanne Pople Brown (Mrs. Robert K.), 

1792 Hunting Yallev Place, Decatur, 

Ga. 
Barbara DeLaney, Eloise House. 1627 

Massachusetts Ave.. Cambridge. Mass. 
Barbara Jane Evans. 1421 Arch St.. 

Philadelphia. Pa. 
Rose Louise Fossee, Box 6846 College 

Station. Durham. N. C. 
Chung Wha Lee. 360 Mevran Ave.. 

Pittsburgh 13. Pa. 

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Mary Koehler Peterson (Mrs. Richard 
A.), 14-B Bristol Road. Middletown, 
R. I. 

Electro Petrolias Agras (Mrs. James R.). 
Mayflower Apts.. Bryn Mawr, Pa. 

Rosemarie Pysh, Mary Munford Hall, 
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 
Va. 

Sarah Newton Vanderslice (Mrs. Ro- 
bert F., Jr.), 3550 Cass Ave., Apt. 
509, Detroit, Mich. 

Linda Dupnak, St. Katherine's School 
Tenth and Tremont, Davenport, Iowa. 

Ardeth Criss Drew (Mrs. Roger), Hud- 
son Manor Apts.. Apt. GR-B, 685 
West 237th St., New York, N. Y. 

Virginia Hadfield Berry (Mrs. David 
T. ), Camellia Apts., 88 Matheson 
Road, Columbus, Ga. 

Nancy Hannon, 3302 Meadowcroft Ave., 
Pittsburgh 16, Pa., c/o Mrs. Elsie M. 
Gould. 

Lois Katz Blaufield (Mrs. Samuel S.), 
6224 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 

Barbara Krantz, 5911 Howe St., Pitts- 
burgh 32, Pa. 

Marion Latshaw Boon (Mrs. Donald 
A.), 704 North 6th St., Lafayette, 
Ind. 

Mary Jo McKee Groppe (Mrs. Carl W., 
Jr.), 5410 Howe St., Pittsburgh 32, 
Pa. 

Carole Meanor, 5535 Kentucky Ave., 
Pittsburgh 32. Pa. 

Judy Pitasky, 5911 Howe St., Pittsburgh 
32, Pa. 

Patricia Miles Claypoole (Mrs. Thomas 
H.), 9343 Outer Drive West, Detroit 
19, Mich. 

Janet L. Kramer, Oliver Cottage, Per- 
kins School for the Blind, Watertown, 
Mass. 

Frances Palermo Stengel (Mrs. Robert 
M.), 3808 Lincoln Ave., Apt. 4, El 
Paso, Tex. 

Janet Schmidts, 3360 Perrysville Ave., 
Pittsburgh 14, Pa. 

Sue Scott, Room 503, 315 Spahr St., 
Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 

Marilyn li'aid DeRoy (Mrs. Robert), 
Beechwood Gardens Apts., Apt. 22 B, 
Beechwood Blvd.. Pittsburgh 17. Pa. 

Judy Wanderer Wolfson (Mrs. Sher- 
wood H.), 5722 Baum Blvd., Pitts- 
burgh 6, Pa. 

Joan Weinhold, C 17, Woody Hall, Uni- 
versity of Southern Illinois, Carbon- 
dale, 111. 

Carole Williams, Room 218, St. Barna- 
bas Guild House, 2061 Cornell Rd., 
Cleveland 6, Ohio. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Armed with B.S.'s. our R.N.'s have 
begun their nursing careers. At Allegheny 
General Hospital Mary Bailey and 
Sonya Klein Vernau are doing general 
duty nursing. Janet Schmults is also at 
A.G.H. in the men's medical ward. Jill 
Burnham is a psychiatric nurse at New 
York State Psychiatric Institute and 
Clinic. Cretchen Elchlepp Smith is one 
of Pittsburgh's public health nurses. At 
the Wernersville State Hospital Suzie 
Klopp spends her days instructing the 
psychiatric aides and claims that W.S.H. 
has more abbreviations than A.G.H. had. 

Others have begun the art of pedagogy. 
Meg Floyd is happily teaching first grade 
in Dormont. The new biology and 
general science teacher at Somerset High 



is none other than Sally Roy Friedhofer. 
Nancy Hannon and Buncie Douds are 
teaching the little kindergartners in 
Washington School. Mt. Lebanon. 
Marilyn Waid DeRoy is also teaching 
kindergarten in Pittsburgh. Having spent 
a glorious summer in New England, 
Mickey McKee Groppe rushed back to 
Pittsburgh just in time to begin teach- 
ing Secondary English. Joyce Kiesewetter 
and Grace Nardulli Regutti are teach- 
ing fourth grade ; Kiese is in Teaneck. 
N. J., and Grace teaches at Wyland 
School in Hampton Township. Delight 
Reed is delighting in her view of Lake 
Erie from her kindergarten room in 
Wanakah School in Buffalo. The Euro- 
pean Continent was Delight's address for 
the summer of '56. 

Jacy Kurtz is Art teacher at White- 
hall Junior High in Pittsburgh and has 
complete responsibility for all of the art 
taught there. 

Linda Dupnak, another Art major, is 
teaching at St. Katherine's School, an 
Episcopal school for girls in Davenport, 
Iowa. On the Elementary school level, 
Nancy Meyer is teaching Second Grade 
at Hampton: Peg Pattison, First Grade 
in one of the City schools; and Mary 
(Sunny) Koehler Peterson, Third Grade 
in the Oliphant School, Middletown, 
Rhode Island. "Sunny" and Dick will 
be living in Rhode Island for the next 
two years. One of our recently engaged 
classmates, Barbara Evans, is teaching 
Math and Social Studies at Mt. Lebanon 
Junior High and "just loves it." Music 
major and minister's wife, Carolyn 
Houghlin Joiner, is doing some teach- 
ing in her own home. Besides the every- 
day care of her home, she also finds 
time to give private piano lessons to a 
small class. 

After an emergency appendectomy Jo 
Sterling hobbled off to Europe for the 
summer and signed her post cards. 
"Continentally, Joey." On the same tour 
with Joey was Pat Egry who toured 
eight countries. Liz Miller also toured 
Europe during the sumer and is now 
in London at THE SCHOOL OF DRA- 
MATIC ARTS. 

Christie Walter enjoyed the surf at 
Ocean City this past summer. 

Joan Wilkinson is also doing a good 
deal of traveling these days. She is a 
flight stewardess for Pan American and 
has already been to England. Germany. 
Scotland, and Ireland. 

Joanne Hamonds spent the summer 
at Woods Hole, Mass., studying biology 
on a scholarship. 

Barbara Krantz just loves being a 
microbiologist for the Pittsburgh Brew- 
ing Co. 

On an assistantship at Purdue Uni- 
versity, Marion Latshaw Boon is teach- 
ing freshman chemistry while studying 
for her Master's. 

Sue Scott is happily busy working for 
Kopper's Company and taking an even- 
ing course in X-rav Crystallography at 
Pitt. 

Pinkus Weinhold is doing graduate 
work at the University of Southern 
Illinois and is an assistant resident 
counselor in one of the dorms. 

Since she's been working for US Steel 
in Pittsburgh. Sally Weise finds she's 
thrilled with Big Business. 



Until February, Willy Williams will be 
at Western Reserve School of Pathology 
studying cytology and specializing in 
the diagnosis of cancer. 

Shirley Zierer, too, is back in school. 
She's attending Katherine Gibbs in Bos- 
ton. 

Sally Newton Vanderslice is very plea- 
sed with her job as Research Assistant in 
Virus Research at Parke, Davis and Co." 
in Detroit. 

A number of the '56 Grads have gone 
into the world of business. Daisy Marks 
is training at Gimbels in Pittsburgh. This 
included among other things "the re- 
vamping of class songs" to boost em- 
ployee morale. Besides this 9 to 5 job, 
she is also attending night classes at the 
University of Pittsburgh School of Re- 
tailing. 

Sandra Sheriff Evankovich is on the 
other side of the educational process 
with a job as teacher of English and 
History at a country high school in 
Georgia. 

Another member of the business 
world is Esther Rothman who is a 
psychometrist for a vocational and place- 
ment service in Pittsburgh. 

One of our Family Living majors, 
Pat White, is training in Interior De- 
corating with the Colonial Art Furni- 
ture Company. 

Pittsburgh's state rival, Philadelphia, 
has claimed one of our Psychology majors, 
Barbara Jane Evans. She is putting her 
training to work as a"staff aide" for the 
Research and Survey Group of the Bell 
Telephone Company of Pennsylvania. 

Several members of the class spent parts 
of the summer moving or taking vaca- 
tion trips. One of these was Ann Haw- 
thorne who traveled to Del Rio, Texas. 
While there she spent some time with 
Sandy Sheriff Evankovich, one of our 
newly-weds. 

Another area into which our class 
has moved is that of advanced training, 
otherwise known as "back to the books." 
Barbara Delaney is working for her cer- 
tificate in Physical Therapy at Boston 
University. Chung Wha Lee has remain- 
ed in Pittsburgh, merely changing schools. 
While studing for her advanced degree 
in Chemistry she works part-time in the 
Department of Bio-Chemistry at the 
University of Pittsburgh. The call of 
the South has been answered by two of 
the class who are also working for 
advanced degrees. Rose Louise Fossee 
is in the Department of Political Science 
at Duke University. Her studies, two 
courses, take up only part of her time. 
The rest of it is spent working as Ad- 
visor to Lutheran Students at Duke. 
"It's a wonderful, exciting and reward- 
ing experience." The University of Vir- 
ginia has claimed our other "South- 
erner," Rosemarie Pysh. The Woodrow 
Wilson School of Foreign Affairs in 
which she is studying takes up all of her 
time. Rosemarie finds the atmosphere 
there quite different from, Chatham, 
for suits and ties for the men and hose 
and heels for the women are the re- 
quired attire. Janet L. Kramer is also 
among those who are taking advanced 
training. She is a teacher trainee at Per- 
kins School for the Blind in Water- 
town, Massachusetts and is also a grad- 
uate student at Boston University in 
the field of Special Education. 



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THE EXECUTIVE BOARD 

President Jane Harmeier Nims '35 

First Vice-President Janet Murray Newton '42 

Second Vice-President . Lillian Hunter Stoecklcin '32 

Recording Secretary Mary F. Anderson '54 

Corresponding Secretary .... Peggy Korb Smith '46 

Treasurer Amy L. McBride '39 

Alumnae Trustees Edna M. Reitz '11 

Martha Glandon Luthringer '24 

Executive Secretary .... Ruth Hunter Swisshelm '29 
Alumnae Relations Director . . Peggy Donaldson '44 

COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN 

Alumnae Fund Ruth Hunter Swisshelm '29 

Assimilation Donice Vail Rea '48 

Helen Shelkopf Cline '42 

Finance Anne McCullough Frey '34 

Nominating Lillian Taylor Franz '37 

Publicity Nancy Garlow Hoop '52 

Reunion Peggy Suppes Yingling '43 

Jane Wood Ziercher '45 

Scholarship Betty Slocum Haldeman '38 

Social Naomi Layman O'Donnell '50 

Scholarship Benefit .... Martha Ackelson Smith '29 

Madelyn Engelhardt Sayles '51 

Lecture Series Wilma Moore Stoebener '48 

The RECORDER Committee 

Editor Ruth Hunter Swisshelm '29 

Associate Editor Louise Loeffler Wilson '52 

Mary Cole '39 Andrea Rygg '52 

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PITTSBURGH REGIONAL GROUPS 

Dormont-Mt. Lebanon 

Pauline Wilson Ackenheil (Mrs. A. O, Jr.,) '45 

650 Royce Avenue, Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

Downtown Business Women .... Helen Ryman '24 

50 Academy Avenue, Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 

East Boroughs Rhoda McKercher Kern 

(Mrs. Albert W.. Jr. ) '50 

518 Holmes St., Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

North Suburban Dorothea Wirth Bickel 

(Mrs. C. Richard) 

250 Camberwell Drive, Pittsburgh 38 

Shadyside Martha Kroenert x'14 

4383 Schenley Farms Terrace, Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 

Point Breeze Elizabeth Shollar '45 

6951 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh 8, Pa. 

South Hills Jean Sweitzer Bower 

(Mrs. Paul R., Jr.) '53 

365 Temona Drive, Pittsburgh 36, Pa. 



OUT-OF-TOWN CHATHAM CLUBS 

Boston, Mass Joyce Robinson Hauck 

(Mrs. Charles) '49 

20 Bradley Park Drive, Higham, Mass. 

Buffalo, N. Y Carla Gregson Dubs 

(Mrs. Marne A.) x'45 

171 Doncaster Road, Kenmore 17, N. Y. 

Southern Calif Barbara Moore Hagaman 

(Mrs. H. M.) '49 

5847 Tampa Ave., Tarzana, Calif. 

Chicago, 111. North Shore 

Helen Ensminger Hughes (Mrs. James A.) x'30 
415 Washington Ave., Wilmette, 111. 

Southwest 

Claudia Bullets Janke (Mrs. Robert) '49 

420 Homestead Road, LaGrange Park, 111. 
Cleveland. Ohio .... Marlene Shettel Stovicek 

(Mrs. Lawrence) '51 

18501 Invermere Ave., Cleveland 22, Ohio 
Columbus, Ohio .... Martha Henderson Lewis 

(Mrs. Gordon V.) '30 

300 East New England Ave., Worthington, Ohio 

Detroit, Mich Carrie Lou Kinzer Trapp 

(Mrs. Charles F.) '40 

1003 Bedford Road, Grosse Pointe 30, Mich. 

Clara Osgood '28 
138 Glendale, Highland Park's, Mich. 

Greensburg, Pa Helen Barbour McKelvey 

(Mrs. Paul) '52 

636 Oak Hill Lane, Greensburg, Pa. 

Philadelphia. Pa Patsy Speers Bradlev 

(Mrs. Charles C.) '45 

937 Mason Ave., Drexel Hill, Pa. 

Washington, D. C Joanne Shelley Davis 

(Mrs. Robert L.) '52 

Apt. C-l, 4878 South 28th St., Arlington 6, Va. 

Elizabeth Babcock Hull (Mrs. R. B.) '31 

3319 Alabama Ave., Alexandria, Virginia 

Westchester County, N. Y Barbara Mason '47 

2 Alden Place, Bronxville, N. Y. 

Youngstown, Ohio 

Elizabeth Monroe Musselman (Mrs. William E.) '44 
160 Griswold Drive, Youngstown 12, Ohio 



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CONTENTS 

A Sociologist's Reflections on Her 

Year in Germany 4 

Some Implications for Woman's 

Education 7 

Magic-Carpet Travel 9 

The Nominating" Committee Presents 10 

From the Secretary's Desk 11 

In Memoriam 11 

Corporate Alumnus Programs 13 

Class News 14 




£ The A ACl News (official publication 
of the American Alumni Council, February — March 
issue) featured in a full page spread the Agreement 
between the Chatham Alumnae Association and the 
Board of Trustees of the College concerning the 
college — underwritten budget. Since this article ap- 
peared several colleges have asked for further infor- 
mation about our Agreement. They have been im- 
pressed by the clarity and fairness of the terms. 



£ The Pittsburgh Symphony performed 
Clifford Taylor's "'Theme and Variations" on March 
22 and 24. The composition won first prize in the 
twenty-fifth anniversary competition of the National 
Symphony Orchestra in Washington. D. C. last year. 
Mr. Taylor is a member of the Chatham music 
faculty. 



£ The spring .tour of the Chatham Glee 
Club, March 20 to 24. included concerts at Colgate 
University, Hamilton. New York, Binghamton High 
School. Binghamton, Nek York, and Franklin and 
Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The 
Glee Club is under the direction of Lorenzo Malfatti. 




The RECORDER 

is the official publication of the 
CHATHAM College Alumnae Association 
Published twice a year, December and May. 



Alumnae Recorder 



9 Brenda Saul, a senior Chemistry 
major, had one of the principal roles in the Pittsburgh 
Playhouse production of Arthur Miller's "A View 
from the Bridge'' which opened on March 23. 



H Approximately 3500 people attended 
five performances of the Arts Course production of 
"Love's Labour's Lost" in the college chapel early in 
March. Guests included High School students. Girl 
Scouts, Y-Teens and YWCA groups, college and 
preparatory school students, members of many civic 
organizations and friends of the college. High School 
Principals and Counselors, W and J alumni and 
Chatham alumnae. Male roles in the play were 
taken by W and J students. Arnold Moss and Roger 
Hamilton of New York assisted in the direction and 
starred in the major roles. 

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A Sociologist's Reflections 
on Her Year in Germany 



BY MABEL A. ELLIOTT 

Professor of Sociology, Chatham College 




Last year I was happy to be the 
recipient of a Fulbright Award at 
the University of Bonn and certainly 
it was one of the most profitable 
experiences in my life. It was not 
merely intellectually stimulating to 
be affiliated with a German univer- 
sity. I acquired a new facility with 
the German language and I came to 
know and love many people whom 
I met there. Often I thought of the 
French professor under whom I 
studied years ago whose favorite 
maxim was "He who speaks two 
languages has two souls". To this I 
would add that "he who comes to 
know and love people of another 
nation has two homelands". 

German University Life 

Comparisons between American 
and German university life are dif- 
ficult because the methods of in- 
struction, course requirements, etc., 
are so different. So, too, is the wide 
difference in previous preparation. 
Most German students have re- 
ceived rigid preparation for their 
"abitur" examinations at the end of 
their gymnasium training. These 
examinations admit them to a uni- 
versity and the course of study 
covers what is roughly comparable 
to our high school work plus the 
first two years of a liberal arts 
college. University students in Ger- 
many are thus much more highly 
selected than those in our rank and 
file universities. They compare 
rather with juniors, seniors and 

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Dr. Mabel Elliott is a 
well known sociologist and 
author. Two of her text- 
books, "Social Disorganiza- 
tion" and "Crime in 
Modern Society", are wide- 
ly used in colleges and uni- 
versities. Dr. Elliott is a 
member of the Executive 
Council of the American 
Sociological Society. Cur- 
rently she is President of the 
Society for the Study of 
Social Problems and is 
serving on the Screening 
Committee for the Ful- 
bright Commission. 



graduate students in our best in- 
stitutions of higher learning. 

With that distinction established 
I found German students very much 
like those I have taught at home. 
They were the flower of their coun- 
try; they were eager to learn; they 
were generally serious in their appli- 
cation ; and they were generally 
motivated by some professional goal. 

Opportunities for German Women 

I was attached to the Criminologi- 
cal Institute of the Law faculty at 
the University of Bonn and was the 
only woman full professor on the 
campus. Dr. Braun. the Rector of 
the university assured me, however, 
that the new Constitution of Ger- 
many guaranteed equal rights to 



women and that some not too dis- 
tant day the University of Bonn 
would have a woman faculty mem- 
ber who was a full professor. Since 
I firmly believe that intelligence is 
not determined by sex I devoutly 
hope this will be true. I did not 
tell Dr. Braun (as perhaps I should 
have) that the woman intellectual 
has not had a wholly equal oppor- 
tunity in American universities and 
that many able women educators in 
American universities are never pro- 
moted above the assistant and as- 
sociate professor levels, chiefly be- 
cause they are women. 

German Women in Law and 
Medicine 

So far as the professions of law 
and medicine are concerned women 
have more opportunities in Germany 
than in the United States. Approxi- 
mately one-third of the students are 
women ; and approximately one- 
third of the practicing physicians are 
women. In fact nothing like the 
American prejudice against women 
doctors exists in Germany, despite 
the fact that women have only re- 
cently been permitted to vote in 
Germany. Every culture has seem- 
ing inconsistencies when viewed by 
the outside and this is one paradox ' 
about the treatment of German wo- 
men. 

General Characteristics of 
Universities 

All university education is co- 
educational in Germany and all uni- 

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versities are tax supported. The 
"land" or province in which the uni- 
versity is located supplies most of 
the funds, although private indivi- 
duals make many gifts to universi- 
ties. German students in general do 
not have the same attachment to 
alma mater that we find at home, 
chiefly because German university 
students tend to seek out specific- 
men under whom they wish to study, 
rather than an institution per se. 
They therefore frequently shift from 
one institution to another in order 
to study under certain professors. 
Professors tend on the other hand to 
make disciples of their advanced 
students rather than to encourage 
discussion on all sides of an issue. 

Intellectual Freedom in Germany 

For both the professor and the 
student there is however great in- 
tellectual freedom in Germany. It is 
apparently "unheard of" for a pro- 
fessor in West Germany to have his 
ideas questioned by a board of 
Trustees, a provincial legislature or 
by any administrative officer. Except 
for the period of the Hitler regime 
professors have had relatively little 
restrictions within their academic 
community. Traditionally the Ger- 
man university is a citadel of free- 
dom. This is exemplified in the fact 
that the University of Bonn is as 
proud to point out that Karl Marx 
was a former student as Bonn itself 
is proud of being Beethoven's birth- 
place. They are proud of Karl Marx 
as a great man, although people in 
Bonn would disavow his economic 
and political theories. 

Democratic Administration of 
Universities 

Democracy in the university ad- 
ministration is likewise one of its 
most characteristic features. In fact 
the German university is far more 
democratic in its administration 
than is the government itself. There 
is no authoritative control over the 
professors except that which is 
established by their own votes. The 
administrative officers are' profes- 
sors elected by their colleagues and 
these are rotated each year. 

This practice insures an admini- 
stration which reflects the professors' 
view-point. Each faculty elects one 
of its full professors each year to 
serve a one-year term as Dean, and 
during this time he is also required 
to continue with his lectures. The 
various faculties meanwhile unite to 



elect one professor as the Rector, 
who guides the administration of 
over-all University affairs for one 
year. To be sure that all of the 
different faculties are represented 
the Rector is elected from a dif- 
ferent faculty — on a rotating basis — 
each year. Last year the Rector of 
the University of Bonn was a bo- 
tanist. This year he is a priest, a 
member of the Catholic Theological 
faculty. (There is also a Protestant 
Theological faculty). 

The women who serve as secre- 
taries in the Rector's and Dean's 
offices hold no rank or social status, 
but these women are often rather 
powerful since they hold over from 
year to year and are largely re- 
sponsible for the smooth shift from 
Rector to Rector and from Dean to 
Dean. They schedule classes, assign 
class-rooms, schedule meetings etc., 
although the separate faculties hold 
solemn and sometimes stormy ses- 
sions with reference to these and 
other matters. The main emphasis 
of the administrative officers is in 
maintaining academic standards; in 
seeing that replacements are made ; 
in arranging for special lectures, and 
dealing with serious crises which are 
bound to occur. 

The Status of the Full Professor 

One very interesting rule in Ger- 
many is that once a full professor, 
always a full professor. This rule has 
several extensions. The chief physi- 
cian in the best hospital in Bonn is 
always called "Professor" because 
he was formerly Professor of Intern- 
al Medicine at the University ot 
Kiel and can always return there. 
Professors who fled from Nazi Ger- 
many have been permitted to return 
any time they choose to West Ger- 
man universities and to teach at full 
pay. Some have come back per- 
manently. Others return to give 
short courses for a month or six 
weeks. A professor now on the 
faculty at Oxford returned to Bonn 
last summer to lecture for one 
month. Another, after twenty-five 
years at Duke University, returned 
at the age of 75 to develop a special 
Institute in Economics. Economi- 
cally the German professors position 
is less advantageous than previously, 
but he still retires on full pay for as 
long as he lives, and if his wife sur- 
vives him she receives half of his 
salary as long as she lives. A pro- 
fessor may retire at 65, but is not 
required to do so. 



University Social Life 

Official social life at the univer- 
sity is rather formal, but very plea- 
sant. I was guest of honor at a 
beautiful reception given by the law 
school at the University of Bonn 
shortly after the opening of the fall 
term. There were speeches, music, 
good conversation and a very good 
cold buffet supper. All large even- 
ing parties tend to have a cold buf- 
fet apparently. Again last July, 
shortly before I left Germany. I 
was once again guest of honor at a 
very special party given by the law 
faculty at a country hotel some 
twenty-four miles down the Rhine 
from Bonn. After we arrived about 
four o'clock in the afternoon we had 
cake and coffee. Then there was a 
long walk along the Rhine. When 
we returned we had a bountiful 
banquet (hot food this time] with 
dancing afterwards. It was a very 
happy occasion. 

Many invitations came to me dur- 
ing the year to dinner, luncheon, tea 
or an occasional evening for "a 
glass of wine". The latter was not a 
cocktail party but a dessert party 
with such refreshments as straw- 
berries, cake, coffee, nuts and a 
glass of wine. I made many friends 
in Germany in academic and diplo- 
matic circles and when I went for 
my last fond look at "Die Sieben 
Gebirge" I felt a real nostalgia. At 
first I found Germans a bit hard to 
meet, but I soon learned that they 
merely took a little time to look me 
over and then accepted me. 

The Professor Less Burdened in 
Germany 

The life of the university profes- 
sor is less filled with "rushed activi- 
ties" than is true in the United 
States. The professor is expected to 
give polished lectures and does so. 
Committee work is kept at a mini- 
mum, however, and there is very- 
little ''paper work" for the German 
professor for there are no hour 
quizzes nor final examinations in 
courses. 

German University Examinations 

Professors administer doctoral ex- 
aminations, but the regular univer- 
sity examinations are state adminis- 
tered at the end of three years study. 
These are conducted by the Depart- 
ment of Higher Education, and 
graded by State examiners. The 
drudgery of teaching is thus largely 

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eliminated from the professor's 
schedule and he has more time for 
purely intellectual pursuits. This ad- 
mittedly makes it considerably harder 
on the student. 

These state examinations are defi- 
nitely an ordeal and I observed 
many students becoming thin and 
wan in the process. In fact the 
worst aspect of the German educa- 
tional system to me was the ex- 
cessive "cramming" by which the 
average student endeavors to pass 
his examinations. 

On the other hand, the student 
has few enforceable obligations dur- 
ing his university work. He must at- 
tend a class during the first week or 
two in order to enroll. He must also 
attend during the end of the semes- 
ter to obtain the professor's signature 
to the effect that he has attended 
the course, but many students absent 
themselves for weeks from courses. 
Some students attend faithfully but 
many travel during the middle of 
the semester and spend vacations 
catching up with readings. The pro- 
fessor issues outlines and reading lists 
much as we do at home. Despite the 
fact that course examinations are not 
given students flock to the library, 
however, and take a real pride in 
digging out the material for them- 
selves. American students on Fid- 
bright awards are not let off so easily 
since the Fulbright Commission re- 
quires American students to attend 
classes, a circumstance they some- 
times resent when German students 
are permitted so much freedom. 
This dual standard is enforced be- 
cause American authorities do not 
believe American students would 
ever "dig it out" themselves. 

The average German student is 
of higher intellectual caliber be- 
cause he is more highly selected than 
the average American college stu- 
dent. Even so, he often yields to the 
temptation to cut class and take a 
trip to Paris, or to go skiing in the 
Alps, or just "plain loaf." Never- 
theless the German professor is 
treated with extreme respect, al- 
though students are privileged to in- 
dicate their dislike of a lecture by a 
sort of growling hiss. This apparent 
paradox is never explained. (May I 
add I was never hissed! ) 

Advantages of the American System 

Our system of education gives the 
student more practice in expressing 
himself in writing and does not put 
such a strain on the student, I be- 



lieve. Germans, on the other hand, 
think we coddle students. I think we 
really prepare our graduate students 
better for research by giving them 
undergraduate experience in analyz- 
ing data in term papers. The only 
preparation German students make 
for classes and the only discussion in 
which there is a give and take be- 
tween students and the professor is 
in the seminar. Good students always 
elect to take a few seminars and in 
these they prepare papers which are 
read and discussed. I had a very 
interesting group in a Seminar on 
Penal Problems at the University of 
Bonn in which we had some very 
lively discussions. 

American Textbooks Excel 

Our university students also have 
an advantage in the excellent text 
books which have been compiled and 
written for them. These furnish a de- 
tailed skeleton upon which to hang 
a course and on which the professor 
may add the meat of discussion 
and interpretation. Our best univer- 
sities also have better libraries than 
many European libraries — partly be- 
cause we have more money. In fact 
I came home with the firm belief 
that our best colleges and universities 
are offering as good an education as 
European institutions (although our 
rank and file institutions have far to 
go to equal European standards ) . 

Our students are less intellectual 
and seldom pursue their studies with 
the same sort of zeal or sustained 
interest. In fact European students 
aspire to be intellectuals whereas 
American students apparently abhor 
the thought of being regarded as 
such. 

Our Educational System 
More Democratic 

Our system of education is, how- 
ever, much more democratic and we 
believe that a large share of our high 
school graduates profit from a col- 
lege education even though they 
never become distinguished scholars 
or men and women of letters. The 
German system is admittedly aristo- 
cratic and retains many of the old 
class distinctions, even though many 
students are very poor and either 
wholly or partly self-supporting. 
School grades and social status are 
both important in determining 
whether an eleven or twelve year 
old girl or boy shall go to high 
school (or gymnasium ) in Germany. 



Germans somehow have failed to 
recognize that lack of intellectual 
stimulus at home rather than innate 
mental ability may enter into the 
caliber of children's work during the 
first six years of school. Those who 
do poorly are inevitably routed into 
the Real Schule or Yolkschule. We 
believe that it is good for all young 
people, not merely the best students, 
to have some knowledge of history, 
mathematics, science and literature 
— and have virtually made high 
school work compulsory, at least for 
the first two or three years. 

Germans Prefer Their System 

While HICOG was in power in 
Germany the American Educational 
Commission tried to influence Ger- 
man educators to adopt a more 
democratic educational system. Ger- 
man educators were resistent, how- 
ever, to any change in this direction 
and the old educational cleavage still 
exists. Democracy in German educa- 
tion thus is still to come, but it must 
be admitted that Germany offers ex- 
cellent vocational education in the 
various trades. 

Political and Economic Conditions 

There are many other angles of 
education that might be discussed 
but there are many other facets of 
German life and I should like to 
turn now to the numerous questions 
persons have raised with reference 
to the present political structure of 
Germany, the economic recovery of 
the Germans, as well as to questions 
pertaining to Allied occupation. I 
can only report what I observed, 
what I learned from conversation 
with informed Germans, with diplo- 
mats from other countries and what 
I read in German newspapers and 
books. 

Adenauer's Personal Power 

So far as the Adenauer govern- 
ment is concerned the Chancellor 
wields enormous personal power; as 
an octogenarian he possesses unusual 
vigor. Nevertheless word of his seri- 
ous illness last spring was definitely 
understated until he was well on the 
way to recovery. Many German Na- 
tionals openly resent Adenauer's in- ■ 
ternational cooperation and his ob- 
vious attempts to enlist the goodwill 
of Britain, France and the United 
States (which all Germans have 
come to think of today as "oo ess ah" 

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Some Implications 

For 
Woman's Education 




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by 
LUCILE A. ALLEN 

Dean 




There seems to be in American 
culture a desire on the part of men 
and women to know just how women 
fare in education and whether edu- 
cation of women is basically different 
from education of men. This is an 
age-old question but there is a good 
deal of evidence to support the tenet 
that women do not receive and act 
upon their education in America 
today in the same way men receive 
and act upon their education. 

It might be well before we discuss 
women's education to point out that 
women are playing more of a 
multiple role with each generation. 
We are accustomed to think of man's 
being able to be an athlete, sweet- 
heart, husband, father, business or 
professional man, a social being, and 
a civic-minded lay citizen active in 
public affairs. In addition, he may- 
play a musical instrument, write a 
book, sail a boat, build furniture or 
play an expert hand of bridge. This 
same variety of role is becoming 
more intriguing to the healthy, out- 
going, alert and charming young wo- 
man — but she is cautious. She is not 
sure how many of the roles she 



Notes from an address given 
by Dean Allen before the 
Westmoreland County, Penn- 
sylvania, Federation of Wom- 
en's Clubs, October 18, 1956. 



would like to play the culture will 
accept. This is a constant and dis- 
turbing question in her mind as she 
approaches adulthood. 

Not long ago a university-trained 
research team questioned 2000 
young women between the ages of 
14 and 18 in our private and public 
schools. The team spent about two 
years in some twenty different cities 
working with average and above- 
average women students. They were 
trying to find out from these young 
women, who were a carefully select- 
ed sampling, just how they feel 
about values in almost every area of 
living. I shall use four indicative 
statements from the study to try to 
show the way these young women 
are feeling, and therefore acting, in 
one area ot human relations — that 
of parent-daughter relationships. 

The results of the study show the 
following : the students interpreted 
that 60 per cent of their parents are 
primarily concerned with the form 
and manners of conduct. Thev inter- 
preted that 15 per cent of their 
parents want them to be able to think 
independently, and that 5 per cent 
of their parents are interested in 
personal achievement on their 
daughters' part. 

This same study has been conduct- 
ed among lads between 1 4 and 1 8 
years of age. I do not have the re- 
sults in percentages vet, but I hardly 
need labor the point that the young 
men's interpretation of their parents 
desire to have them think indepen- 



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dently and to have them achieve per- 
sonally will undoubtedly carry a 
much higher score. 

Is there a difference then not in 
the information women get in their 
courses in history and literature, 
for example, but rather a difference 
in the way in which they react to 
the getting of this information that 
is significant? Many researchers feel 
this to be a signal factor in women'* 
education, but one that may be 
modified as women feel freed by the 
culture to pursue all of their pos- 
sible roles and feel really encouraged 
by their parents to think indepen- 
dently and to enjoy personal achieve- 
ment. 

The roles of women actually have 
already changed. Women are marry- 
ing younger, having their families 
right away, and are continuing their 
work in the home and outside during 
the process. They do not feel com- 
pletely the blessing of the culture, 
but even so more and more this is 
just what is happening. The great 
change came when, after World 
War II. young wives found an ac- 
ceptable role for themselves in put- 
ting their husbands through college. 
It is surprising to me and may be 
to you to find that 33 per cent of 
all American women over 14 years 
of age work. Today 50 per cent of 
women who are working are 
married. One out ot tour women 
whose children are 18 or over is 
working. Many of these are work- 
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DEAN ALLEN 

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ing in cultural pursuits; some are 
in the professions; still others are 
business executives; many are work- 
ing in less specialized areas. 

Though women consider the role 
of wife and mother the major goals 
and responsibilities, other roles at 
their appropriate times are impor- 
tant too. There is still some tension, 
nevertheless, about just how these 
roles sent women and American 
society. 



Education for Living 

Our chief concern, however, in 
liberal arts colleges is not a concern 
for a job per se but rather a concern 
for how a person lives — with what 
richness, with what appreciations, 
and with what understandings. The 
woman who thinks independently 
may be a philosopher in her own 
home or a writer of stories for her 
children or, on the other hand, a 
leader in the Congress of the United 
States. Are there not 16 women who 
are, by the way, ably filling this post 
in our Congress? Wherever she is 
and whatever she is doing, does she 
feel a sense of achievement, a satis- 
faction and a sureness in the wisdom 
of her choices? Do her choices ex- 
press her? This is the crux of the 
matter. 

It is important, I believe, that we 
in America take a real look at our- 
selves in relation to the education of 
women, and that the home, the 
college, and the community support 
one another in educational expecta- 
tions. Do we sincerely hope that edu- 
cation, liberal education — I am not 
now speaking of technical or pro- 
fessional education — will help young 
people to make free choices, not 
cautious ones? That it will help them 
to think independently and wisely 
so they are willing to live with their 
choices, and do we hope that educa- 
tion will help them to do well and 
on a high level that which they 
choose to do? Education will move 
in this direction if both men and 
women want it to move this way and 
see an advantage to themselves in 
women's education moving in such a 
direction. 

I am not sure whether fathers 
and mothers, husbands, wives, and 
sweethearts have not already in the 
last few years moved past the point 
of cultural conflict on this issue and 



have begun to accept individual 
achievement and self-fulfillment as 
a criterion for desirable education 
needed by a lovable person. Cer- 
tainly on our college campus, we 
have found the bookworm has 
vanished and that there is a high 
correlation to be found among the 
attributes of academic achievement, 
social competence, community ser- 
vice, and a rich charming persona- 
lity. 

The Educated Woman 

To pick up a basic concern that 
is not often so specifically stated^ 
can the American woman be edu- 
cated without any loss to her status 
as a womanly woman? Have we not 
come to the point in American cul- 
ture that educated women do not 
have to be intellectually strident or 
aggressive? It has become accepted 
and fashionable as well as reallv 
developmental for everyone to be 
doing something worthwhile. Ac- 
complishments can be seriously and 
quietly done with good grace — or 
often with some sense of humor 
about the whole performance. This 
makes writing a book or sitting in 
the Senate as graceful and as quiet 
a thing to do as baking a cake or 
being a delightful hostess. So much 
does the picture we have of our- 
selves reflect itself in our perfor- 
mance that it often determines the 
quality of it. 

Women on the whole have needed 
to get into the community in order 
to gain perspective, to become less 
judgmental, to understand many 
kinds of relationships, to appreciate 
the obligato, as it were, of society. 

Certainly the mature sophisticated 
woman can become able to delineate 
more clearly the values that will help 
people to grow, to create, to think, 
and to appreciate. We believe she 
can excel her more timid or, for that 
matter, more strident sister. Educa- 
tion should be able to bring out the 
beauty in people, the more humane 
feelings rather than the hypercritical 
personalities that dominated some of 
the earlier educational scenes. Edu- 
cation should be taken as a matter 
of course and with it good taste and 
good manners. 

College Community Contributes 

The college community can con- 
tribute much to whatever the cul- 
tural forces decide women's educa- 
tion shall be. For example, our 



college has an honor system esta- 
blished, supported and implemented 
each year by students. Neither the 
students nor the faculty are naive 
in evaluating its effect on the com- 
munity. The students do believe 
that they themselves are at their 
most idealistic stage of development, 
they do believe that there is as much 
idealism in the world as there is a 
lack of it. After they have partici- 
pated in discussions and education 
on the subject of social and acade- 
mic integrity, less than 4 per 
cent of the students violate the 
code and there is almost no one 
who violates the code a second time. 
They are very careful in what they 
say for they feel they will be be- 
lieved. They find truth a sound 
basis for the building of faith, good 
human relations, and affection. 
Reliability in a contractual agree- 
ment is the most reassuring associa- 
tion with a person I know. The em- 
phasis on such values through edu- 
cation can affect our whole civiliza- 
tion. 

We are told by Lynn White, the 
president of Mills College who has 
made a study of the subject, that 
we have one of the highest marriage 
rates among college graduates. I do 
not know whether this is true, but 
I am inclined to believe that mar- 
riage to a person who is educated 
sensitively in thought, feeling, and 
action will make for greater happi- 
ness. Education, through the curri- 
culum and co-curriculum. can 
clarify and strengthen values and 
encourage thereby better human re- 
lations. The way we educate is 
equally importan* with the degree to 
which we educate. 

If it is really true and continues 
to be true that only 5 per cent of the 
2000 girls' parents are interested in 
personal achievement on the part of 
their daughters, then we should be 
prepared to continue the stereotype 
in American culture of "the little 
woman." 

Men and women alike will have 
to want interesting, gifted, charm- 
ing educated women if we are to 
have them in increasing numbers. 
Young women will have to feel free 
to grow. It will be increasingly sad 
not only for the person, but, I be- ' 
lieve, for the family and the nation 
if a talented woman in the dynamic 
American culture continues to be 
underdeveloped. Our culture today 
really calls for women more versatile 

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than women were a generation ago 
— even as men have to be more 
versatile. Women very much need 
the encouragement of men: their 
husbands, sweethearts, and fathers 
— to express themselves — they need 
the approval of one another, too. 



Work Hard, Gracefully 

A very important ingredient in 
the education of women — if they are 
to be versatile, interesting, lovable, 
and real people — is hard work that 
is done gracefully. Women must 
come to accept the fact that hard 
work is a part of good and successful 
living. Social competence is hard, 
civic astuteness is hard, emotional 
and spiritual stature is hard, aca- 
demic prowess is hard. The fulfill- 
ment of one's duties on a buoyant 
level of performance is hard. 

The practiced swimmer who 
swims so surely, so gracefully, and 
so easily has spent long, sometimes 
discouraging hours in learning the 
processes and the coordination that 
look so unstudied and so natural. 

In American culture, it seems we 
have not really been convinced of 
the need to come to grips with the 
hardness of things. A student needs 
to understand that accomplishment 
in any area takes thought and hard 
work, and usually constant sell- 
discipline but she needs also to see 
the challenge, to comprehend the 
joy in at last doing those same things 
easily and well. 

This is a new era in women's 
education. This era can develop in 
two ways: we can make women 
shrink back with a feeling of shame 
at the recognition that they have 
talents they want to use in addition 
to their deep traditional roles or men 
and women can help women by the 
acceptance and support of expand- 
ing attitudes and values, to enjoy 
their talents and to set new heights 
in the imaginative performance of 
all their roles. 

The cultural forces of the land, 
even more than individual women 
themselves, will determine the qua- 
lity and the joy of living of to- 
morrow's educated woman. 



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MagioCarpet Travel 



Do you sometimes yen, when the 
wintery blasts make you hunch 
your shoulders, that you were in 
Florida or Egypt or just anywhere 
else but where you are? When it's 
unbearably sticky and even a dip in 
the pool doesn't seem to make you 
any more comfortable, do you wish 
that you could get away from the 
weather and climb the snowcapped 
mountains of Canada? If you feel 
that way, Chatham College has a 
remedy for you. They guarantee that 
they can whisk you away to the 
place of your choice much faster 
and cheaper than any airline. 

Furthermore, you'll need no re- 
servations (airline or boat) and you 
don't have to fret over packing. 
Chatham's magic-carpet-travel is ac- 
complished by means of their audio- 
visual center and all vou need do is 
insert a roll of film in a motion- 
picture projector. 

Chatham's Audio- Visual Materials 
Center is now in its 19th year and 
boasts a fine collection of over 2.500 
films and a permanent mailing list of 
1,700 organizations and individuals. 
Last year, under the direction of 
Dr. Margaret Fulton and Mrs. 
Vivian Chiccarello. the center sent 
out over 8.800 films, maintaining 
its position as the second largest 
audio-visual materials center in Wes- 
tern Pennsylvania. 

What kind of films do they have? 
They have travelogues and pets; 
politics and art; canning and cir- 
cuses; insects and foreign languages. 
They have literature and sports: 
weather and industries; cartoons 
and safety education ; rhetoric and 
machine shop work. In fact, they 
have films to suit every occasion and 
every taste from that of three-year- 
olds to that of a centenarian. 

Top Ten Films 

In 1955-56, the ten top films were 
diversified but showed a definite 
trend to films on personal health 
and marriage, travelogues and litera- 
ture. The best-moving series, en- 
titled Marriage for Moderns, includ- 
ed films on "Choosing for Happi- 
ness," "Marriage Todav," "It Takes 
All Kinds," "Who's Boss?" "Who's 
Right?" and "In Time of Trouble." 

A very close second in the popula- 
rity rating was merited by a travelo- 
srue — Around South America. Other 



extremely popular films included 
twenty reels on Famous Americans: 
Alaska's Silver Millions; a series of 
three child psychology films on 
Ages and Stages; Amazon Awakens 
— a Walt Disney travelogue; jam 
Eyre; and two series on reproduc- 
tion and child-birth. 

Not listed in the popularity rat- 
ing, but the fastest-moving of all 
types of rented films, are cartoons — 
both those slanted at the primary 
level and those presenting the 
humorous in adult education. 

Who uses the services of the Chat- 
ham College Audio-Visual Materials 
Center? You can — anyone can. 

Area schools use the films and so 
does Pittsburgh's educational tele- 
vision station. Chatham professors 
use many films in course presenta- 
tions. And many clubwomen have 
been taking advantage of the trips- 
via-film and the lecture-by-film. In 
the tri-state area. Chatham films 
have been an integral part of club 
calendars — entertaining, informative. 

Families also make use of the ser- 
vice — they use them for previews of 
vacation advantages, family group 
gatherings, holidavs and entertain- 
ing. 

And remember, you can get these 
films no matter where you live. 

The films are available upon re- 
quest at minimum rental and or ser- 
vice charge. Most films are under 
$1.00 and no film costs borrowers 
more than $5.00. Free copies of a 
224-page film catalogue are avail- 
able upon request. Included in this 
publication are regulations, contract 
and order blanks. 

The center, in case you didn't 
know, is located in Chatham's edu- 
cational quadrangle and. with its 
modern facilities, has a private 
screening room for anyone who 
wishes to preview any film. If you 
live in the area, take advantage of 
the screening privilege for it's almost 
like having a private showing in a 
small movie theater. 

So remember, alumnae, that if 
you are interested in the Congo, 
the mathematical variety of Pi, inter- 
mediate tumbling, poultry farms or 
the realm of a honey bee. contact 
the Audio- Visual Center - , they have 
something of interest to you. 



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LOUISE GRAHAM BROWN— 1925 




The Board of Trustees of Chatham College, in a 
program of numerical and geographical expansion, has 
increased the total number of alumnae representatives 
on the Board to three. One 
will be elected each year until 
there are three and each will 
serve a term of three years. 
The number will be kept at 
three by the election of one 
each year thereafter. Every 
other year the nominee will be 
an out-of-Pittsburgh alumna. 
The nominee for the third 
alumnae trustee is Louise 
Graham Brown, long an active 
member of the Association, 
bavins: served as President. 
*K £l second Chairman of the Alum- 

nae Fund, Finance Chairman 
and Vice-Chairman of the 
Dining Hall Building Fund. 
Louise's other activities are numerous. From 1947 
to 1950 she was President of the Allegheny County 
Federation of Women's Clubs and from 1950 to 1956 
was a member of the Board of the Pennsylvania 
Federation. In 1952 she was the first woman appoint- 
ed by the Court of Common Pleas to the Board of 
Managers of the Thorn Hill School for delinquent 
boys, followed by a reappointment for a second term 
in 1955. She is now serving a second term on the 
Pennsylvania Committee on Adoption Standards having 
been appointed by the Secretary of Welfare in 1953. 
Also in 1953, Louise became State Advisor on Women's 
Activities for the National Foundation for Infantile 
Paralysis. This year she is Chairman of Volunteer Ser- 
vices for the Allegheny County Vaccine Innoculation 
Program. 



NANCY GARLOW HOOP— 1952 

A two-year term on the Executive Board as 
Publicity Chairman has given Nancy Garlow Hoop 
some good experience for the job of second vice- 
president, for which she is the 
choice of the nominating com- 
mittee. Nancy was married 
soon after graduation and then 
taught history for three years 
in the Wilkensburg Public 
Schools. "Retiring" from 
teaching when daughter Betsy 
was born, she became active in 
the Junior Section of the 
Women's Club in Wilkinsburg 
and in the First Presbyterian 
Church. 

Since moving to Mt. Le- 
banon a year ago Nancy has 
been active in AAUW. Her 
husband is a graduate of W 
and J and is Pittsburgh Assistant Manager for 
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company. 



The Nominating Committee 
Presents - - - 





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GLORIA MOLINATTO SPELLACY— 1947 

The nominating committee presents the name of 
Gloria Molinatto. Spellacy for recording secretary. From 
graduation until she was married in 1955 Gloria was 
a secretary with the Pittsburgh 
Coke and Chemical Company. 
For a year the Spellacys lived 
in Indianapolis where Gloria 
was employed by the Eli Lilly 
International Company. Now 
returned to Pittsburgh, she is 
^g|i| W on the staff of the Westing- 

jm^. house company publication. 

JF A She is a member of the 

National Secretaries Associa- 
tion and has been a director of 
public work and welfare activi- 
ties for this organization. 



LETITIA MAHAFFEY— 1939 

For its nominee for corresponding secretary the 
nominating committee presents the name of Letitia 
Mahaffey. Letitia has served on the Executive Board 
before in the capacity of 
Alumnae Fund Chairman. 
After teaching school for four 
years in Ravenna, Michigan, 
and Bala Cynwyd, Pennsyl- 
vania, she attended graduate 
school at Northwestern Uni- 
versity and Carnegie Tech, 
earning a B.S. degree at the 
latter. Currently, Letitia is em- 
^^k ployed as a secretary in the 

fc^ Tar Products Division of the 
^ ^^^k Koppers Company. 

^£f '~\ Her other activities include 

H ^^^m.WM the College Club where she 

served as chairman of the 

Evening Committee, and the 

Sixth United Presbyterian Church. There she teaches 

Sunday School and is a member of the Auxiliary Board 

of the United Presbyterian Home for children. 

THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE— Lillian 
Taylor Franz '37, Chairman; Jane Fitzpatrick McGough 
'43; Jane McCall Downing x'43; Clara Colteryahn '27; 
Viola Swenson Leeper '32. 

Chatham College 





from the 
secretary's 

CICSK ♦ ♦ ♦ 



Ruth Hunter Swisshelm '29 



Scholarship Benefit 

The Hawaiian theme of the 
fashion show provided a colorful 
background for the fourth annual 
Scholarship Benefit held at Pitts- 
burgh's Gateway Plaza on February 
23. Five hundred and forty-two 
alumnae and friends enjoyed lun- 
cheon, bridge and a showing of 
clothes made in Hawaii for main- 
land wear. Models included alum- 
nae, children of alumnae and stu- 
dents. 

A success financially as well as so- 
cially, the proceeds to date are 
more than one thousand dollars. 
Added to this amount will be the 
profits from a series of out-of-town 
club benefits. The total amount will 
be given to the college Endowment 
Fund and matched, as all of our 
contributions will be this year, by the 
Mellon orant. 



Council 

As I write this, the thirty-third 
Alumnae Council is just a week a- 
way. For the first time it will be an 
overnight weekend on campus in- 
stead of the usual one day meeting. 
Mr. H. Richard Reidenbaugh, Secre- 
tary of the College, will be the key- 
note speaker at the opening Friday 
night dinner. Saturday's .program 
will feature the annual Council busi- 
ness meeting, workshops for class 
secretaries, reunion chairmen, club 
representatives and Alumnae Fund 
workers, and a general discussion 
period for the consideration of perti- 
nent questions and problems. 

A banquet which will be open to 
all Pittsburgh alumnae will take 
place Saturday evening. \{rs. Vickey 



Corey, Director of Public Relations, 
will speak on "It's a Woman's 
World" and Lorenzo Malfatti, Chat- 
ham's popular instructor of voice, 
will present a program of songs. 

As you read this, Council will be 
over. We hope that it will have ful- 
filled its purpose — to give inform- 
ation about the college, to inspire 
increased enthusiasm for alumnae 
activities and to serve as a medium 
for the exchange of ideas. 



Clubs 

As usual much of the Club ac- 
tivity this year has centered around 
scholarships. This has been what we 
might call a ''give and take" propo- 
sition — "giving" scholarships through 
the new Alumnae Scholarship Pro- 
gram, and "taking" through the 
series of club benefits for the 
Scholarship Fund — surely a profit- 
able exchange. 

Several of us from the college 
have been visiting with alumnae in 
many places. We have attended 
some formal dinner meetings and 
several informal home buffet suppers 
at which the husbands were guests. 
Others have been luncheon, tea or 
evening get-togethers when we "just 
talked. You might be interested to 
know who has gone where: 



Nora Harlan, 



Peggy 



Cleveland ■ 
Donaldson. 

Detroit, Chicago — Dr. Anderson, Ruth 
Swisshelm. 

New York City. Long Island, Cin- 
cinnati — Ruth Swisshelm. 

Philadelphia — Dr. and Mrs. Anderson. 
Ruth Swisshelm. Peggy Donaldson. 

Washington, D. C. — Dr. and Mrs. 
Anderson. Ruth Swisshelm. Nora Harlan. 

Columbus — Mr. Reidenbaugh. Ruth 
Swisshelm, Peggy Donaldson. 



IN MEMORIAL 



Hester J. Deller ^25 
July 8, 1956 

Gwendolyn Johnson Spec. '16-' 17 
August 18. 1956 

Ethel Brown D. H. '98 
(Mrs. Roy Hough ) 
November 22, 1956 

Marion F. Kerr x'02 

( Mrs. Frank M. Harbison I 
December 1956 

Alice I. Chalfant Prep. '87-'89 
(Mrs. Harry Scott Calvert) 
December 1956 

Marian Alice Ulrich x'18 
(Mrs. Lionel A. Ebaughj 
December 1956 

Marcia Hoyt D. H. '05-'07 
(Mrs. Joseph Thorp) 
January 19, 1957 

Katherine B. Milson D. H. '12 
January 31, 1957 

Bessie Grace Berger Prep. '90-'95 
(Mrs. Will Knox Dunlap) 
March 1957 



Voungstown — Mr. Reidenbaugh, Ruth 
Swisshelm. 

Buffalo, Westchester — Nora Harlan. 

Boston, Greensburg, Harrisburg — Peggy- 
Donaldson. 

Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco — 
Dean Allen. 

Mt. Lebanon in Pittsburgh — G-G 
Guest Tritschler. 

These personal contacts with 
alumnae have been most helpful to 
all of us; we hope they have been tc 
you. 



Post Script 

As I searched through old issues 
of the RECORDER for small items 
to use in the "Years Ago" boxes a- 
mong the Class News. I was im- 
pressed by the number of state- 
ments made years ago which could 
have been said in the same words 
today. I have selected a few of them 
with the hope that they will interest 
you. 



Alumnae Recorder 



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DR. ELLIOTT 

(Continued from Page 6) 

rather than "Vereiningten Staa- 
ten"). Winston Churchill's visit to 
Aachen in the early summer, Aden- 
auer's attempt to throw his weight 
of influence toward the unification 
of the Saar with France and his 
diplomatic visits to the United States 
were all more or less interpreted as 
attempts at identifying the German 
people with the Western powers. 

Nazism in Present Day Germany 

For the 40 per cent of Germans 
who were actively identified with the 
Nazi party such activities on part of 
Adenauer are anti-German, to say 
the least, and the election of a siz- 
able number of former Nazis to the 
Bundestag last spring was open evi- 
dence that there were many Ger- 
mans who are still loyal to Nazi 
principles (or one might better say 
lack of principles). Consequently 
Adenauer has renewed his efforts in 
orienting Germany toward the West. 



Sectionalism in Germany 

There is, incidentally, much sec- 
tionalism in Germany and much 
antipathy exists between different 
German groups ; for example the 
Rhinelanders and Bavarians hold 
each other in low esteem. A number 
of persons in Bonn (all well edu- 
cated people) asked me how I could 
stand the people who lived in Mu- 
nich when I spent several days there 
on a lecture tour last spring. They 
were not jesting, as we sometimes 
jest about Texans, but dead in 
earnest. In fact, many Rhinelanders 
blame Bavaria for the rise of Hitler. 
Munich, however, is a center of art 
and music. Here too are fine shops, 
good theatres, and a great university. 
Even the Auslander can see that 
much that Munich offers could in 
no sense be identified with the rise 
of Nazism. 

The Adenauer government's "one 
man rule" meanwhile possesses a 
strength that is its weakness, how- 
ever, since Adenauer is more or less 
enforcing western ideals by sheer 
strength of his own personality. He 
has not (in my estimation) built an 
effective democratic pattern for 
carrying on when his inevitable re- 
lease of power comes. The Constitu- 
tion on the other hand makes ample 
provision for democratic government 
and as far as the internal affairs of 

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the country are concerned the Ger- 
man parliament functions relatively 
effectively. Where international rela- 
tions or international obligations are 
concerned the German parliament 
and cabinet have usually yielded al- 
though sometimes reluctantly to 
Adenauer's pressure. 

This is evidenced in their very late 
acceptance of any responsibility for 
supporting the allied troops in Ger- 
many after Adenauer gave his word 
this would be accomplished. 

Foreign Occupation Resented 

Germans, as is understandable, do 
not enjoy being occupied and vari- • 
ous groups — especially the veterans 
in the Munich and Stuttgart areas 
have made vociferous demands that 
American troops go home. In cer- 
tain sections the offenses of Amer- 
ican soldiers have been grossly mag- 
nified and a whole army has been 
condemned for the behavior of a 
handful of men. It is, however, more 
or less inevitable that an occupying 
power should be resented. Yet from 
the long view Germans are forced to 
recognize that allied occupation, and 
in particular, the American occupa- 
tion is a major factor in containing 
the Russians within the boundaries 
of the East Zone of Germany. 

Hope for Unification 

Nevertheless Western Germans 
cling to the fervent hope that event- 
ually there will be a united Ger- 
many. This is only natural. It is also 
an important factor, both in military 
strategy and in diplomatic finesse. 
Nearly all Western Germans have 
friends or relatives in East Germany. 
Eleven million persons in West Ger- 
many are East German refugees and 
many families are divided by the 
Iron Curtain. All of these and many 
others long for the day when com- 
munication with Weimar, Dresden, 
Leipzig and East Berlin is reestab- 
lished. This hope is a major rea-on 
for the failure of the remilitarization 
program in West Germany to de- 
velop according to plan up to .now. 

German Opposition to Militarism 

Germans are virtually refusing to 
bear arms because they believe this 
means bearing arms against their fel- 
low-Germans. Pacifist ideals are also 
widely held and many young men, 
especially among university students 
are saying: "We have had enough of 



militarism and killing under Hitler." 
Last year students held many protest 
rallies against the draft in Bonn and 
elsewhere. 

German students also point out 
that the new Constitution gives them 
the right to be conscientious objec- 
tors. (And I might add there has 
been no attempt to construe a par- 
ticular definition of "conscientious 
objector' — or to limit it to those with 
a particular religious concept as has 
been true in the United States). It 
was very interesting to me that there 
was no condemnation of such stu- 
dents in the press or by parliament. 
Rather a general sentiment prevails 
in Germany that militarism is akin 
to Hitlerism and the majority of 
young men want nothing of it. 

The shift in the philosophy of the 
occupying powers from one of pro- 
moting demilitarization to one of 
creating an allied army with a for- 
mer Nazi general at the head has 
been one of the illogical and initially 
hard - to - explain developments in 
Germany. 

The amazing economic recovery 
of Germany within a period of ten 
years can be partially explained 
through the unprecedented aid 
which the United States government 
gave to Germany! This aid was not 
only in the many outright gifts to the 
German people under the Marshall 
plan but also through the vast ex- 
penditures made by the United 
States Army in its installations as 
well as by the fact that the Army 
of Occupation's payroll has done so 
much to restore German business 
and industry. To the American visi- 
tor all of Germany south of Bonn 
seems like a vast American Army 
camp. Virtually every city and 
nearly every other small town and 
village seems to be the location of 
some Army unit — or some training 
field. The immense housing projects 
— with barracks for single men, 
apartments for married men, hospi- 
tals, commissaries, schools for chil- 
dren, etc:, etc., — virtually restored 
the building trades, and the paint, 
plaster, heating, plumbing and elec- 
trical industries not to mention the 
transportation systems necessary to 
haul material to building spots. 
Every Army installation was planned 
with reference to how it could aid 
and restore German industry. 

A New Ethic in International Relations 
This to me is both a compelling 

Chatham College 



fact and a new ethic in international 
relations. I may be mistaken but I 
believe it is the first time in history 
that a conquering nation has tried to 
deal so humanely and in so brotherly 
fashion with a recently conquered 
enemy. The age old pattern has in- 
stead been one of looting and exploit- 
ation. The American Army under 
HICOG on the other hand actually 
advanced funds to help rebuild Ger- 
man universities. Every German uni- 
versity has a mensa or dining room 
and social center built by American 
funds. The Free University of West 
Berlin has received much additional 
help from the Ford Foundation- 
al^! the great Ford library there is a 
tribute to a new humanity between 
nations once at war. 

Economically the standard of liv- 
ing of the average German is still 
far below that of the average Amer- 
ican, and in particular the German 
laborer receives a much lower wage, 
so far as buying power is concerned, 
than does the American worker. 
Nevertheless the increase in con- 
sumer goods has been remarkable 
during the last five years. The re- 
building of bombed areas has ex- 
ceeded that of any other war torn 
country. Some cities are virtually re- 
stored. Others still have great gaping 
ruins — and in particular this is 
true of sections of both East and 
West Berlin — where ghastly evidence 
of the destructive power of war 
should be sufficient to stay any im- 
pulsive decision on the part of poli- 
ticians to precipitate another holo- 
caust. 



The Threat from the East 

When will foreign troops with- 
draw from Germany? Unquestion- 
ably Germans do not enjoy the har- 
boring of so many foreign soldiers 
within her borders. With the with- 
drawal of the military government 
(HICOG) many Germans mistaken- 
ly thought the soldiers would also 
go home. Instead Germans are now 
forced to contribute to the support 
of the British, French and American 
armies, and these armies intend to 
stay in Germany so long as there is 
any threat that the Soviet Union 
may invade beyond the boundaries 
it has thus far established in Czecho- 
slovakia and the East Zone. In turn 
the Soviets refuse to budge from the 
East Zone on what they regard as 
the equally dangerous threat from 
the West. 



The Church and German 
Reunification 

Meanwhile the Lutheran Church 
under the leadership of Pastor Nie- 
moller is trying to foster a sense of 
religious unity among Protestants in 
East and West Germany and to this 
end there has been much organized 
effort. A great Protestant East-West 
rally was held in Frankfurt last 
August. For Pastor Niemoller the key 
to reunification with East Germany 
must be love, Christian love, and he 
believes that loving East Germans 
rather than hating East German 
Communism is the only basis upon 
which any reunification can take 
place. 



Communication Between East & West 

Shortly before I boarded the S. S. 
America for home I attended the 
International Sociological Confer- 
ence in Amsterdam. This conference 
was sponsored and financially under- 
written by UNESCO. Sociologists 
from all over the world were there, 
but a special invitation had been ex- 
tended to the sociologists from be- 
hind the Iron Curtain. Four socio- 
logists from Russia were in attend- 
ance, and a sizable number from 
East Germany, Poland and Czecho- 
slovakia. I talked to a number of 
these delegates and was impressed 
with the fact that those from East 
Germany had obviously not been 
'"brain-washed." What was more im- 
portant was that those of the satellite 
countries and the Russian delegation 
were making an earnest effort to 
communicate with the western 
world. This was only one conference, 
but it seems to me that if UNESCO 
can foster some communication be- 
tween the intellectuals of countries 
which are at political logger-heads 
there is some hope that these com- 
munications (which do not begin 
and end in condemnation) may 
eventually become possible on a 
wider scale. To me it is an amazing 
fact that a former German general 
has become head of the armed 
forces for NATO. But this has hap- 
pened, and other seeming miracles 
in the international relations may be 
forthcoming. They will only come. 
however, through communication 
and understanding. If the Western 
powers can trust a German general 
— who knows what another ten vears 
will bring! 

— End— 



CORPORATE ALUMNUS 
PROGRAMS 

During the past two years, several 
companies have established Corpor- 
ate Alumnus Programs which use 
the device of matching dollar for 
dollar the gifts of 'alumni to theii 
alma maters up to a maximum es- 
tablished by the particular com- 
panies. From this program has come 
an incentive for regular contribu- 
tions by the employes who have 
benefited from their higher edu- 
cation. 

Since some of our alumnae may 
be employed by companies sponsor- 
ing this type of program, each will 
want to investigate her company's 
policy as regards support ot higher 
education. Then, too, there are those 
companies which will match gitts 
of employes to accredited colleges, 
whether or not there is an alumnae 
relation. 

If you or your husband are em- 
ployed by any of the companies listed 
below, you may be able to make 
your gift worth four times as much 
because of the terms of the A. \\ . 
Mellon Education and Charitable 
Trust's $3,500,000 challenge gift. 

Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. 

Bank of New York 

Bonwit Teller 

Burlington Industries 

Cabot. Geofrey L., Inc. 

Campbell Soup Company 

Deering Milliken & Company 

Draper Corp. 

General Electric Co. 

Goodrich, B. F. & Co. 

Hewlett-Packard Co. 

Huber, J. M., Corp. 

Jefferson Mills 

Johnson, S. C & Son. Inc. 

Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. 

Kaiser Steel Corp. 

Kidde, Walter. & Co. 

Lehigh Portland Cement Co. 

Manufacturers Trust. Co. 

National Distillers Products 

O'Sullivan Rubber Corp. 

Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp. 

Owens-Illinois Glass Co. 

Pure Oil Company 

Scott Paper Co. 

Smith. Kline & French Lab's. 

Tektronix. Inc. 

Wallingford Steel Co. 

Warner Brothers Co. 

Wiley. John & Sons 

Young & Rubicam. Inc. 



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class news 




News of the odd-year classes appears 
in this issue. Even-year class news is 
published in the Fall Recorder. 



Class of 1903 

Secretary, Mrs. Willson Coleman 
(Mrs. John) 
733 Lindale Ave. 
Drexel Hill, Pa. 

Of the nine of us who received our 
diplomas from PCW nearly fifty-four 
years ago. five are left. 

Eleanor Fitzgibbon St. George died on 
June 5, 1956, in Enfield, New Hamp- 
shire. Those who loved her cannot grieve 
that her long years of suffering and help- 
lessness are at an end. 

Sarah Pfeil Baker has decided to re- 
main in Pittsburgh near the members of 
her family so that, as she says, they can 
"aid and share with one another in their 
afflictions". Her address is 4609 Bayard 
St.. Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 

Anna Hunter wishes to have "Apt. 21" 
added to her address at 1 Bayard Road. 
Pittsburgh 13. She is slowly recovering 
from pneumonia. 

Anna Myra Petty Irwin has attained 
the distinction of being a great-grand- 
mother. The baby, Karen Kelly, will no 
doubt be included in the report of the 
Class of 1955. 

Harriet Duff Phillips, after some 
months of convalescence from a heart 
attack, is busy again with community 
activities. The Juvenile Court, as she 
puts it, is one of her babies, and she 
took part in the anniversary program 
of the National Juvenile Court Founda- 
tion. Before long both Harriet and her 
husband, who died three years ago. are 
to be honored when a new school in the 
Southside will be named the Phillips 
School. 



FIFTY YEARS AGO 
(From the 1957 Recorder) 

"The Alumnae are the only real or 
effective advertisement of any college 
and on its own daughters every college 
must rely for true progress. May the 
loyalty of ours grow with the years . :" 
Cora Helen Coolidge, Dean 



Class of 1907 

Secretary. Bessie Johnson McGinnitv 
(Mrs. J. Horace) 
5759 Howe Street 
Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 

Ellen B. McKee went to Florida once 
again this winter. Taking a friend, she 
drove down to Bradenton where she 
finds lots of interesting things to do. 

Grace Stevenson McKibben lives in 
Ventnor, N. J. in the winter, and Sandy 
Cove, Md. during the summer. 

Mary C. McKee had a memorable. trip 
to Egypt, Israel, and the Near East as 
well as to Europe. She is glad she had 
the trip when she did, as it would be 
impossible now. 

Clara Niebaum Brown lives in Wol- 
cott, N. Y., where they had lots of snow 
last winter, but beautiful to look at. 

Bess Johnson McGinnity, having sold 
the summer farm, spent the vacation 
time in Chautauqua, and the winter 
in the good old home town. 



Class of 191 I 

Secretary. Belle McClymonds Marshall 
(Mrs. W. G.) 
Laughlintown, Pa. 

Belle McClymonds Marshall has ask- 
ed me (Florence Wilson Canerdy) to 
send any news there is, of our class, tt 
the Recorder. She and Will have lef. 
for Florida — delayed by an operation 
Will had to have, from which he seems 
to have entirely recovered. In June 1955. 
seven of us, out of a possible twelve, came 
to Chatham for our 45th reunion. To 
one another we looked the same as 
always. To the girls of '56, I wonder! 
Belle and I started a Round Robin 
with high hopes, only to find it never 
got beyond the first recipient! News 
of any of us, reported to Belle or me, 
will be eagerly received. 

Sara Carpenter is still keeping house, 
with her sister Ruth, in the same family 
home where we were made welcome in 
college days. Ruth has been ill, but is 
now much better. 

Alice Darrah Sheppard still holds her 
county job and keeps house at the same 
old address. Judd. her son, with his 
family lives in the other duplex apart- 
ment there. 



Irma Diescher Messier and her sister, 
also a widow, bought a house in St. 
Petersburg. Florida. She has a daughter 
in Mercer, Pa., and we wish she'd look 
us up when she comes north. She does 
reply to letters, which some of our 
classmates do not do! 

Frances Gray Everhart and Sam still 
live in Mt. Lebanon, but have bought a 
farm in the Meadville-Erie area, which 
is their present hobby. 

Edna Reitz has been very active in 
Alumnae affairs, serving a three year 
term as Alumnae Representative on the 
Board of Trustees. She is very busy at 
home taking care of her mother who has 
lost her eyesight rather recently. 

Rosalie Supplie is in Washington. She 
has been a semi-invalid, but we have 
heard that she has improved a little. 

Elma Trussel Bannon is a faithful 
member of Decade V, as most of us 
are, and we see her once in awhile. She 
is a very busy person with activities in 
Oakmont and Pittsburgh, and interesting 
grandchildren. 

Florence Wilson Canerdy keeps active 
in both Zelienople and Pittsburgh. She 
and Herb had a fine trip to Deerfield 
Beach and Winter Park. Florida, in 
November. They spent Christmas in 
Cincinnati with Florence's sister Louise 
and her family. 



FORTY-FIVE YEARS AGO 
(From the 1912 Recorder) 

An article by Miss Coolidge tells 
of "the rapid advance made by college 
women along new lines in the econo- 
mic field. One of the most interest- 
ing points . . . is the early recognition 
that their best field is in lines in 
which they do not come into direct 
competition with men." 



Class of 1913 

Secretary. Sylvia Wayne Gotham 
(Mrs. Hugo W.) 
2489 Overlook Road 
Cleveland Heights 6, Ohio 

It has been fun receiving letters from 
most of the "girls" of 1913. My only 
regret is that all did not answer. Let us 
hope that next year being our 45th re- 
union year we will not only receive let- 
ters but will see all of you in person. Be 
thinking about it and make your plans 
accordingly. 



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Chatham College 



Sadness and Gladness both have come 
to our Class this past year. 

Shortly after Florence Keys Sister's 
son John entered the service he was 
married and sent to Colorado Springs. 
After two months there John sailed for 
Korea and his bride returned to her 
home in West Virginia. Florence's 
daughter, Lucy Ann. is kept busy with 
her family. Her older daughter is in 
Kindergarten and the younger one wishes 
she were. After a very busy winter 
Florence once more had an accident in 
her home which sent her to the hospital 
where she has been flat on her back in a 
body cast. We hope by this time she is 
well on the road to recovery. 

Some of the above was conveyed to me 
by Betty McCague who writes wonder- 
ful newsy letters. Betty is very busy with 
her teaching at Penn Hall and all her 
outside activities. She belongs to a 
Church group. AAUW. the afternoon 
Club of Chambersburg and many 
others. Her housemate, the school pre- 
sident, deserted her for matrimony so 
that entailed getting a new place to live. 
She is now happily situated in the home 
of the widow of their former President. 
During the summer Betty took numerous 
trips ending as usual at Lake Chau- 
tauqua where she had a reunion with 
Louise. Now she is contemplating a 
trio to England this coming summer if 
conditions are right. 

The Class grieves with Helen Blair 
Baumann in the loss of her dear sister 
Nan. During Xan's last illness Helen 
lived in town to be near her. She spent 
Christmas in Xew York with her niece 
and while there had a reunion with 
Grace Wilson. 

Grace writes that she has nothing 
startling to report but is still enjoying 
her retirement doing volunteer work and 
keeping very much occupied which al- 
ways makes for happiness. 

Christine Cameron Bryan says the 
Bryans are still living contentedly in the 
country and enjoying their children and 
grandchildren when opportunity presents 
itself. Her daughter Betty has just moved 
to California so that means a trip out 
west very soon. 

Speaking of California I had a letter 
from Elizabeth Donehoo Stoltz from 
Palm Desert, Calif, where they were 
visiting and soaking uo the sunshine. 
Before leaving for the West their new 
home in Bradford, Ohio, was finished 
and they had moved into it. Their most 
exciting news was the birth of another 
grandson. 

Emma Geiselhart Osterloh is still en- 
joying her talented family, traveling 
from East to West to visit them. Betty 
lives in Connecticut: Charles is practic- 
ing medicine in Pittsburgh: and Bob in 
Hollywood has made a success in the 
movies and T V. 

Jean Gray Orcutt has four children 
all married and scattered around the 
country which makes traveling most at- 
tractive. This past Christmas was 
spent in Cincinnati with her youngest 
daughter and her six months old grand- 
son. Mike. 

Faye Atkinson McCune seems to have 
regained her health and is enjoying life 
in Daytona Beach. Fla. Later they expect 
to build in De Bary, near Orlando. 



Lucille Atkinson Baker is still living 
her glamorous life with trips to the 
Orient. Lucille is asked to address many 
groups telling of her travels. She says 
it is a little different than when she 
studied under Miss Kerst. Now she has 
to write her own material as well as 
deliver it. 

Laila Clark Ament is still very much 
occupied with her Church work and club 
activities. 

Ionia Fairchild Smith is tremendously 
busy with all her club activities. She 
is an active member of the Organist 
Guild, in D A R work, and active in the 
Chatham College Alumnae Club of 
Washington. Ionia has one daughter and 
five lovely grandchildren. 
Helen Craig Culley and Dr. spent 
January visiting her daughter and son- 
in-law in St. Paul and enjoying her 
lively grandson. 

Louise Fletcher is still basking in the 
Florida sunshine at the Mira Mar Hotel 
in Sarasota, Fla., and in the summer 
comes north to her home at Lake 
Chautauqua. Louise is active in the 
AAUW. The treasurer of the group is 
Dolores Steinecke '35, and Frances Boale 
Belding '16 is their second Vice Pre- 
sident, so Louise is surrounded by Chat- 
ham College alumnae. 

Had a lovely Christmas card from 
Martha Young McKeon, our only 
Canadian member, but hope next year 
Martha will tell us more about her 
interesting life. 

Nothing unusual has happened to your 
Secretary this past year but it has been 
a happy and contented one which is 
all one can ask of life. 

Just a reminder again of our Reunion 
next year. Forty-five sounds terrifically 
old but every age has its compensations 
and like Browning let us say: 

"Grow old along with me. 

The best is yet to be". 



FORTY YEARS AGO 

(From the 1917 Recorder) 

'Today we number forty-five classes 
and fifty-nine members. I earnestly 
call upon each one of you to "dream 
dreams and see visions." And in the 
enthusiasm of such visions, "Act! 
Act! in the living Present." Be ready 
when the call comes to support the 
Trustees of the college and our Pre- 
sident . . . For your encouragement 
remember that "Pittsburgh Promotes 
Progress" and, that when she is con- 
vinced of her opportunity, only the 
best will satisfy her.' 

Mary Acheson Spencer 
President of the Alumnae Asso. 



Class of 1917 

Secretary. Ruth Gokey Walters 
(Mrs. Roy W.) 
764 Potomac Avenue 
Buffalo 9, New York 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Martha Crandall Noyes (Mrs. Charles 
M.) 1040 Overlook Road. Butler. Pa. 



Agnes Dorman Walling ("Mrs. Arthur 
M.) 130 Fourth Ave., North. St. 
Petersburg, Florida. 

GENERAL NEWS 

The class sends deep sympathy to 
Agnes Dorman Walling, in the loss of 
her husband, in Hendersonville. N. C. 

Miss White, our Honorary member 
writes: "To an especially fine and well- 
beloved class— GREETINGS! Congratu- 
lations on your coming anniversary and 
on the interesting and constructive lives 
you're living! I'm proud to know you 
and thankful that so many of you con- 
tinue to keep in touch with me. I'd like 
to hear from the others." 

Louise Frazier Byrum hasn't appear- 
ed in our Recorder News for a long time. 
It's nice to hear from her! She still 
lives in Wheeling. West Virginia, has 
two married sons and five lively grand- 
sons. She has given up singing in her 
church choir after thirty-five years, but 
keeps up her music interests by serving 
on the Opera Committee for the Summer 
Work Shop directed by Boris Goldovsky, 
at Camp Ogilbay. Louise and Don visit- 
ed the Walters for a week-end on Lake 
Chautauqua last fall. 

Betty McClelland Crawford and Earl 
spent two weeks last spring in Nassau. 
They drove to Miami, by way of 
Williamsburg: took the boat to Nassau, 
then back to Miami, and came home 
through the "Great Smokies." They 
have three grandchildren. 

Ruth Law has "Nothing to report for 
this year," but wishes us all a bright 
New Year full of everything good! 

Christmas in Florida at Deerfield 
Beach, with Edna, her sister and hus- 
band, was 'a nice change for Dorothy 
Stoebener Market! and George. 

"Everything goes on just the same. " 
says Helen Pardee Nichol in answer to 
a plea for news, all of which means she 
leads a busy home life caring for her 
mother. 

Charles and Martha Crandall Noyes 
spent their vacation in October in Salt 
Lake City, visiting Martha's sister and 
family. Daughter Martha has a fellow- 
ship this year at Indiana Lniversity, 
Bloomington. Ind.. where she is study- 
ing and teaching. Son Jim is still pur- 
suing an education, after a four year 
interim service in the Navy. 

Pauline McCaw Patterson sounds like 
a busy woman! Her big interest is 
serving as President of the Hospital 
Auxiliary of over two thousand members, 
'in New Philadelphia. Ohio. She is a 
member of the Woman's Club, which is 
a Book Review Club. She sings with an 
octet in the Music Study Club and is a 
member of the Music Committee and 
Altar Guild in the Methodist Church. 
You see her music training at College 
was not in vain! Paul and Lou are ex- 
cited over their first grandchild, born 
in September 1956. 

Martha Dunbar Say fears she won't be 
able to attend our 40th Reunion because 
at just that time she will be in the 
midst of daughter Anitas' graduation 
from Westminister Choir College, in 
Princeton, New Jersey. The Says plan 



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to have a family celebration by way of a 
trip to California, where their son Sam 
is spending a business year. They usually 
spend their summers at Wahmeda, 
Chautauqua Lake, New York. 

1956 was a banner year for Louise 
Reinecke Thome, with three new grand- 
daughters and a ten week trip to Europe. 
Mannie and Bob are back from Ger- 
many and living in Madison. New 
Jersey, where he is studying to be a 
Methodist Minister. All children and 
grand-children, (numbering nine), were 
with Louise at Christmas. 

It is nice to have Agnes Dorman 
Walling in our Recorder news again! 
(She and Ruth have been close friends 
ever since college days. ) Agnes live* 
with her parents in St. Petersburg, 
Florida. 

Ruth Gokey Walters — "Still in Buffalo. 
New York, still at Chautauqua Lake each 
summer and still has only ten grand- 
children!!!" 

Estelle Shepard White and her hus- 
band have had a quiet year. Bert con- 
tinues to work as Vice President and 
Treasurer, for Business International, go- 
ing in to New York Monday and return- 
ing to New Milford Wednesday evening. 
The rest of the week he and Estelle "do 
many tasks in and around their country 
home." Estelle and Egbert visited John 
and family in Concord. Mass.. at Christ- 
mas. (John is doing special work at 
MIT). Betty's family is in Lexington, 
Mass. (just ten miles from Concord) so 
they all had a big reunion with the six 
youngster, age nine to two. 

Jane Errett still lives at the "Aunt 
Hill" in Chatham, Pa. Jane says she's 
not smart enough to be a real farmer al- 
though the pines and spruces she planted 
are growing. 

And that completes "Seventeen" News 
for the year. Sorry we didn't hear from 
all of you but hope to see you all (100% 
strong) at our fortieth reunion in June. 



Class of 1921 

Secretary: Margaret Gilfillan 

1950 Washington Rd. 
Pittsburgh 34, Pa. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Ella Martin, 3105 Perrysville Ave., Pitts- 
burgh 14, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS 

The sympathy of the class goes to 
Mary Reed Reeves, whose mother died 
last September. Mary's son graduated 
from Pitt in June, was awarded one of 
the thirteen outstanding athletic plaques, 
is married and now attending law school. 
She and Dr. Reeves were planning to 
spend February and March in Mexico 
and Arizona. 

Marcia. daughter of Florence Fast Mc- 
Intyre, has a new baby; her son has two 
children and Lois is a captain in the 
Air Force, stationed at Cheyenne, Wyo- 
ming. 

Edith Honsaker Schumacher and her 
husband had a winter vacation in the 
Bahamas. She welcomed her first grand- 

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child, Judith Ann, last summer, and her 
daughter, Margaret, has her Masters de- 
gree in Music and is teaching in Fresno, 
California. 

As many of you know, Frances Fred- 
erick Thompson has been incapacitated 
by multiple sclerosis and we all join in 
loving sympathy. 

It is a long time since we had news 
of Myra McKee Morris. She has been 
teaching for the past six years and is Art 
Supervisor of West Greene County 
School District. Her son graduated from 
Waynesburg College last year and is now 
with an insurance company in Pitts- 
burgh. 

Christine Walsh West is busy with 
community activities, china painting, 
gardening — and eight grandchildren. 

Elizabeth Murphy Walter writes that 
she has no special news but saw Marcella 
Collier Des Jardins last summer who 
"looks wonderful and has a very beauti- 
ful home in Owosso, Michigan." 

Ella Martin retired from teaching last 
June but has had little chance to sample 
the pleasures of leisure as she has been 
busy moving from a big house to an 
apartment, and has been caring for her 
brother following a serious eye operation. 

Edith Pew is planning another trip a- 
broad and Ada Lou Andrews Day, in ad- 
dition to her regular activities, has given 
a lot of time to help start a local library. 

Marjorie Caughey Musgrave is active 
in church work. Her son is a graduate 
of Lehigh. The rest of the class with 
whom I talked or who returned their 
cards are "busy all the time but nothing 
new to report." 



THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO 
(From the 1922 Recorder) 

'There is not a college in the land 
but needs a larger endowment than 
it formerly had, no matter how large 
that endowment may have been. We 
need hardly be told how expenses 
have increased in all walks of life . . . 
It is not then a question of "we 
should increase our endowment", but 
it is rather a simple statement of the 
fact that "we must immediately make 
our endowment more adequate". ' 
Bessie Johnson McGinnity 
President of the Alumnae Asso. 



Class of 1923 

Secretary. Jean B. Bumgarner 

Carlisle and Maryland Ave. 
Tarentum, Pennsylvania 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Elizabeth Mason Richards (Mrs. Stanley) 
Church Hill, River Street, Norwell. 
Mass. 

GENERAL NEWS 

The class extends sympathy to Eliza 
Peterson whose mother passed away on 
August 27, 1956. 

Elizabeth Mason Richard's new home 
is a traditional Cape Cod style home 



in the charming town of Norwell. If any 
of you drive from Boston to the Cape, 
she wants you to stop and see her. Her 
home is only three miles off Route #3. 
Elizabeth has a new grandson, Charles 
Hamilton Richards, born January 16, 
1957. 

Mary McKinney Wilson is treasurer of 
the Sunshine Fund of the Women's Aux- 
iliary of the Presbyterian Home for the 
Aged in Oakmont. Pennsylvania. 

Marie Ohle's father, who has been ill 
for many months, is able to be out again. 

Martha McKibbin Tatnall writes they 
are still a family of ones: — one husband, 
one married daughter, one single daugh- 
ter, one son-in-law, one grandson. Martha 
and her husband sailed on the Maure- 
tania in March for a Carribean Cruise. 

Marion Moffett Barnes' son, Dr. Ar- 
thur E. Barnes, was married to Corinne 
Ann Weerbof on September 15. 1956. 

O. J. Eickhorn, Jr.. son of Mary 
Holmes Eickhorn, was married Septem- 
ber 8. 1956 in Rochester. N. Y. He and 
his bride are attending the LIniversity of 
Rochester. 

Mary McKinney Wilson and her hus- 
band spent some time in the Florida 
sunshine last November. 

We are approaching a reunion next 
year, 1958. If you have any suggestions 
or know of a stray classmate that we've 
lost track of, do write us! 

The in or near Pittsburgh girls will 
meet again in May for lunch and a chat 
at the City Club. We would love to have 
anyone who is interested (if you haven't 
been attending) meet with the group. 
Your secretary will be happy to send a 
notice to you of the time, place, etc. 

From the double postal cards I sent 
out in February about two-thirds an- 
swered. Some replies did not have news, 
but it was grand hearing anyway. We 
know you are interested if you reply. 

The following replied: Judy Mathews 
Kirk, Josephine Wilson, Marion Rainey 
Johnston, Marian Jobson, Marie P. Ohle, 
Dorothy McCormick Means, Eliza Peter- 
son, Mary McKinney Wilson, Martha 
Leslie Stewart, Mary Holmes Eickhorn, 
Peg McRoberts Egbert, Martha McKib- 
bin Tatnall, Justine Kress Kreps, and 
Helen Sapper Rider. 



Class of 1925 



Secretary: Elizabeth Stevenson Mc- 
Quiston (Mrs. W. Bryce) 
' 1202 Denniston Ave.. 
Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 

DEATHS 

It is with sadness that we report the 
death of Hester J. Deller on July 8, 
1956. Mr. Russel A. Deller, Hesters 
brother and only surviving member of 
her immediate family, wrote as follows. 
"Hester was stricken July 7th with a 
coronary occlusion. I was able to reach 
her Sunday, July 8th, after she had suf- 
fered a second, and very shortly before 
she passed away." The sympathy of the 
class is extended to Mr. Deller. 

Chatham College 



NEW ADDRESSES 

Lois Brown Nabors (Mrs. Altha B. ) 48 
Charles St., Uniontown, Pa. 

Marian Frank Patterson (Mrs. A. Gor- 
don), 780 Whittier Road, Grosse 
Pointe Park, Detroit 30. Mich. 

Jean MacColl Horton (Mrs. Arthur) 
753 Harrison Rd., Ithan-Villanova, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Helen Ahlers Patton writes. "I'm 
thankful for a placid happy life. My 
community interests are concerned chief- 
ly with music. I enjoy the Opera Work- 
shop partly because it takes me to the 
College." 

After living in the country for 23 
years Lois Brown Nabors and her family 
have moved into Uniontown. Lois is do- 
ing part-time teaching of American his- 
tory in the senior high school there. 
Her son. David, will graduate from Le- 
high Lniversity this June and will go on 
active duty in the U. S. Navy. Her 
daughter, Jinnie, a sophomore at Chat- 
ham, spent last summer as a waitress 
at Ocean City, N. J. 

Louise Bumgarner is teaching again 
this year after a restful summer at the 
seashore. 

Sally Chisholm Springer, having served 
as president of the LIniontown College 
Club, is now active as a board member 
and volunteer worker at the Uniontown 
Hospital. Her daughter. Sally Lou, a 
Psychology major, is a senior at Denison 
university. 

Katherine Dashiell Roberts's daughter. 
Carolyn, will graduate from Balwin-Wal- 
lace College in June and expects to be 
married June 29th. Nancy is a sopho- 
more at Baldwin-Wallace and plans to 
work again this summer at Mackinac Is- 
land. Katherine and her husband, a 
school board member, are much in- 
terested in the prospect of a new seven 
million dollar high school in their com- 
munity. 

Martha Ganiear Garretson reports. "I 
keep very active going with Wright in 
business and with our home." 

Helen Gokey Denigan reports the 
death last year of her sister, Mabel, and 
that of her mother-in-law last October. 
We extend our sympathy to you. Helen. 
Ann, Helen's daughter, lives in Denver, 
Colorado, and has three babies. Her son. 
Tod. is back at the University of Vir- 
ginia after four and one-half years as a 
Navy pilot. He has one son. 

Louise Graham Brown and her hus- 
band visited their daughter, Barbara, in 
La Jolla, California, in June. In Sep- 
tember Louise attended a National Foun- 
dation for Infantile Paralysis Conference 
in Los Angeles and visited again with 
Barbara in San Francisco. Secretary of 
Welfare Shapiro has appointed Louise 
to a second term on the Pennsylvania 
State Advisory Committee on Adoption 
Standards. 

Margaret Herron is still teaching at 
Sayville. N. Y. 

Dot Kelty Wilkinson writes that she 
and Frank have two grandchildren aged 
four and two. Dot is teaching 8th grade 
math in junior high school after having 
taught for three years in a priyate school. 

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Kate Kelty Tea reports. "The Tea's 
have three children. Clark, Jr. completed 
four years in the Navy last June and is 
now enrolled at Wayne State University 
in Detroit; he plans to make medicine 
his career. Dotty, a sophomore in high 
school, is an ardent sportswoman : and 
Patricia in the 5th grade adores her 
piano lessons." Kate and her husband re- 
cently built a lovely summer home on 
Saginaw Bay. 

Lauretta Light Frye has no special 
news to report. Nice to hear from you 
anyway. Lauretta. 

Jean MacColl Horton has not moved, 
but has a new address due to re-number- 
ing of houses. Her son, Stuart, is now 
out of the Navy and Rick is about to 
enter the Navy when he finishes college. 
Last December Jean and her husband 
visited Mrs. MacColl in Florida after 
which they had a ten day vacation in 
Cuba. 

In addition to many community in- 
terests Harriett McCaw Hale is active in 
the Chatham Club of Columbus which 
was organized a year ago. 

Frances Rolfe, our most traveled mem- 
ber, spent eight weeks visiting nine coun- 
tries in Europe last summer. She is still 
teaching junior and senior English in 
Homestead High School. 

Mary Shane Muir's son, Jim. is now 
associate minister of the Central Pres- 
byterian Church of Summit, N. J. His 
daughter. Cindy, will be two years old in 
May. Mary's other son, John, is attend- 
ing Union Theological Seminary. 

Among other community activities 
your secretary is serving as president of 
the Women's Association of her church. 
Her daughter, Sallie. is a sophomore at 
Chatham. 

509c of the class responded to the ap- 
peal for news. Next time, let's make it 
1009r! Does anyone know Rose Beck D- 
Courcey's address? She has been "lost" 
for quite a while. 



THIRTY YEARS AGO 

(From the 1927 Recorder) 

The Alumnae Association has under 
consideration an entirely new scheme 
for a system of formal reunions. This 
system would abolish the individual 
inspiration and the hastily-written 
notes, and would substitute a regular, 
pre-arranged schedule for reunions, 
planned by the Alumnae Association 
and announced to class members long 
in advance. These reunions would 
occur the first year after graduation, 
the fourth year after that, and sub- 
sequently every fifth year. 



Class of 1927 



Secretary. Catharine McRoberts Gunia 
(Mrs. H. G.) 
Box 301, Hardies Road 
R.D. 5, Gibsonia, Pa. 



NEW ADDRESSES 

Anne Negley Brunol (Mrs. John B. Jr. 

2215 Tuscarawas Road. Beaver. Pa. 
Catharine McRoberts Gunia 'Mrs. H. 

G.) Box 301. Hardies Road. R.D. 5, 

Gibsonia. Pa. 

MARRIAGES 

Anne Negley to John Brunot. Jr., 
December 15, 1956. 

Catharine McRoberts Shatto to Her- 
man Gustav Gunia. June 29. 1956. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Our sympathy goes out to Inez Wallis 
whose mother passed away Thanksgiving 
Day, 1956. Inez is planning to go to New 
York early in June and has a scholarship 
for Wilson College later in the summer. 

Eleanor Ewing Buterbaugh has been 
teaching in the elementary grades. Her 
son Ralph, who received his B.A. cum 
laude from Kent University, will acquire 
his Masters in Psychology from the same 
school this spring. 

Marian Connelly Bowers plans to take 
off in April for a "jaunt" through Asia 
and the Middle East. 

We extend our sympathy to Clara 
Colteryahn whose mother passed away 
June 20, 1956. At present Clara is doing 
supervision in School Social Work and 
will be on the May program of the 
School Social Work Section of the Na- 
tional Conference of Social Work which 
is held in connection with the National 
Conference of Social Welfare. 

Esther Murdoch Brelos has a lengthy 
list of achievements. For two years she 
has been secretary of the Flower Ar- 
rangers Guild: for four years vice-chair- 
man of the General Readers Committee 
of the College Club : a board member 
of the Woman's City Club and active on 
the Committee of Fine Arts there: and 
amateur Accredited Judge of Flower 
Shows since 1949. Her daughter Cynthia 
will be in junior high next fall. This 
summer Esther plans a trip to Mexico. 

Marybelle Carroll Emerick finds work 
with the Department of Public Assistance 
interesting. Her daughter made Shirley 
a grandmother March 11. 1956 with the 
birth of a daughter, Judy Carroll 
Omslaer. 

Ray Stevenson Bair and Peg Johnston 
McClintock plan to be at the thirtieth 
reunion in June. 

Mabel Hugus's mother has been bed- 
fast since May 1956. We are sorry, 
Mabel. 

Although Mary Harner Brittain's 
mother has been very ill,' Mary has been 
able to continue her choir work, local 
and district Wesleyan Guild activities, 
and to serve as a Conference officer in 
the Methodist Women's Society for 
Christian Service. 

Frances House Deiter is teaching in 
Pleasantville High School. Her son 
Darrell has the Darrell Edwards Show 
on KDKA. 

Kay Lowe Hall has just returned from 
a cruise to the West Indies. She plans 
to visit her daughter in Cincinnati in the 
near future and will taxi by helicopter 
from the airport to Nancy's backyard. 
Her other daughter will graduate from 
college in June. 

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Esther Watson Wilson's son James 
graduates from the Wharton School. 
University of Pennsylvania in June. He 
has been in the NROTC and will be 
commissioned an ensign on graduation 
and will report immediately for three 
years service in the Navy. 

Edith Jay Carson's husband has been 
the pastor of the United Presbyterian 
Church in Whittensville. Mass.. for the 
past seven years. Her daughter Edith 
presented her with a grandson July 31. 
1956. Another daughter. Anne Elizabeth, 
is in the freshman class at Sterling 
College, Sterling, Kansas. 

Dulcina Marshall Walker's daughter 
Barbara graduates from the University 
of Michigan in June. Nancy, her other 
daughter, was married in June, 1956. 

Ruth McKeever Slater regrets that dis- 
tance prevents her acting as "sitter" for 
her grandchild in Chicago. 

Eleanor Mowry McKelvey's husband 
is affiliated with the Westmoreland 
County Schools and life in their house- 
hold centers around education. Her son 
graduated from Yale last spring and has 
completed a year at Johns Hopkins 
Medical School. 

Dorothy Sexauer Hamilton flew to the 
University of Pennsylvania Hospital in 
Philadelphia on January 8 and was 
operated on January 16. The following 
is quoted from the Wilkinsburg news- 
paper: "Six years ago Mrs. Hamilton 
was one of the first women from 
Western Pennsylvania to undergo an 
operation for mitral stenosis, a chronic 
rheumatic heart condition. She is now 
a member of a small select group who 
have had a second operation for the same 
heart condition". 

Irene Stout Caraskadon has been 
secretary at the First Methodist Church. 
Clarksburg, W. Va., for several years. 
Her daughter Nancy, whose husband has 
just started medical practice in Temple 
City, Calif., has two sons. Irene's mother 
has been an invalid for the past three 
years. 

Peg McEwen Swanson is another busy 
person, pinchhitting when necessary in 
her husband's business, acting as Public 
Welfare Chairman for the Bryn Mawr 
Women's Club, and serving as president 
of the Woman's Guild of St. Margaret's 
Episcopal Church in Chicago. She was 
one of the hostesses at the South Shore 
Country Club for the Carnegie Tech 
annual alumni dinner. Her husband is 
vice-president of that group. Peg has 
three children. Emil is married and lives 
in Long Beach. Calif. Mary June and 
her husband live in Pasay City, Manila. 
Philippine Islands. They have a daugh- 
ter born in 1956. Thomas, the youngest 
son, is in high school. 

Harriet Evans, although suffering from 
acute sinus attacks and arthritis, has 
traveled to California and is taking a 
course in Technical Writing at the Uni- 
versity of New Mexico. She plans to join 
the Association of Technical writers. 

As for your secretary, I am planning 
to withdraw from teaching in June. 

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Class of 1929 

Secretary: Frances Reeder Battaglia 
(Mrs. Frederick) 
1201 Summitt Street 
McKeesport, Pennsylvania 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Lillian Griffith Darling (Mrs. Paul). 
Riverside, Wellsville. New York. 

Sara Magill Dean (Mrs. John W.), 1241 
Cornell Avenue. Hillcrest, Bingham- 
ton, N. Y. 

Mary Jane Dom, American Red Cross. 
USAH— 816z Au, APO 929, c/o P. 
M.. San Francisco, Calif. 

Elizabeth McClure Grunder (Mrs. Fran- 
cis J.), 20 Colonial Circle, Buffalo 22. 
N. Y. 

Mary Lou Jones, Eisenhower Rd., Na- 
trona Heights. Pa. 

Anna Miller Nolen (Mrs. Milton E.), 
825 Parmely Avenue. Yeadon, Penn- 
sylvania. 

Katherine Reebel, 202 S. Revere Blvd., 
Ann Arbor. Michigan 

Virginia Seaver Ritter (Mrs. Richard), 

142 Kendall Avenue, Belleyue, Pa. 
Lucretia Bond Wagner (Mrs. Glenn W.), 

c/o Theological College, Limuru P. .O. 

Kenya, British East Africa 
Betty Rial Walthour (Mrs. Frank P.). 39 

Park St.. Greensburg, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS 

We extend our sincere sympathy to 
Katherine Crawford Stancati whose 
mother died May 11, 1956: to Josephine 
Mang Muir whose father. Dr. C. J. 
Mang, died in the fall: and to Erma 
Bachman Stewart who lost her father 
around the holidays. 

Jean Huff Bailey attended a Frozen 
Foods Convention in Miami with her 
husband and tried to run down a lead 
to Leone Stitzinger Henley without suc- 
cess. Leone is reported to be living in the 
Miami area. Jean's son is attending the 
University of Michigan. 

Kay Watkins Strouss's elder son. Pete, 
has been attending the Playhouse Teen- 
Age Classes during the four years of his 
Bellevue High School career. 

Lois Thompson Johnston's son, Rich- 
ard, is now in the Air Force having grad- 
uated from Washington and Lee in June. 

Lillian Griffiths Darling's daughter 
and her husband are living at Adak. one 
of the islands near Alaska, which is lo- 
cated only 600 miles from Russia. 

Mary Lou Jones and her family have 
moved into a new ranch style home. Her 
sister, Mabel, has been in ill health, so 
Mary Lou has been very occupied as 
nurse and housekeeper. 

Clara Boyd Bond's son. William C. Jr., 
is a Freshman at Wheaton College. 

Marian Rogerson Knight's elder son, 
Tom. was married in the early summer. 

Lucretia Bond Wagner is now living in 
British East Africa where her husband. 
Glenn, continues his work with the Poc- 
ket Testament League. Together with 
their two teen-age sons, Sam and Glenn. 
Jr.. they were planning to go on a safari 
over the Christmas holidays. 



Betty MacColl did not com'e north this 
past summer as her mother was unable 
to make the trip. She is continuing her 
teachine but she went into painting in a 
more serious fashion last summer — por- 
traits in particular. Previously she has 
sold her water colors but her morale was 
given a big boost recently when she sold 
her first portrait. 

Helen Sawyer Ryman is the immediate 
past President of the Pennsylvania P E O, 
secret-name society bent on enlarging 
educational opportunities for women. She 
chaired the 1956 State Convention at 



Hotel Webster Hall. Ma 



id 3. An 



important event in the Ryman house- 
hold occurred in the summer when 
Helen's daughter. Roxanna, was married 
to William DeForest Bertini. Jr., in 
Christ Episcopal Church. Cambridge. 
Mass. The couple are living in Cam- 
bridge, where Roxanna's husband is at- 
tending Harvard Divinity School. 

Ruth Hunter Swisshelm continues to 
serve very efficiently as the Alumnae 
Association Executive Secretary. In her 
travels this past year she met with some 
of the Long Island Alumnae at Pat 
Lennon Dieffenbacher's home. Lois White- 
sell Bailey was there — Lois is teaching 
music at a private school near Adelphi 
College in Garden City. L. I. Ruth's 
son, Bob. is stationed at Camp Zama, 
Japan, where he is a member of the 56th 
Army Band. He is also playing French 
horn in a symphony orchestra in Tokyo. 

On February 20th. Ruth and Dr. and 
Mrs. Anderson were entertained at a 
dinner given by the Philadelphia Alum- 
nae Club. Ann Miller Nolen is treasurer 
of that group. 

Elsie Duncan Harrison's son, S^cott. is. 
a Sophomore Pre-Med student at Pitt. 
He is living in the Phi Delt house. 

Ruth Lennon Dieffenbacher is the hos- 
tess-director of the Musical Festival Tour 
Plan of the Cultural Travel Council. 
Simmons Tours. Inc., N. Y. Their bro- 
chure states that our Pat is nationally 
known as Ruth Keen of concert, radio 
and opera. She is a lecturer, specializing" 
in Christmas music and literature. How- 
ever. Pat wrote that she did not serve 
in this capacity this past summer but 
made the trip to Europe, alone, flying 
to concerts, opera, and music festivals, 
visiting Denmark (four different times). 
Sweden, Italy. France, Austria. Switzer- 
land. Germany and Scotland. 

Your secretary continues to be knee- 
deep in Girl Scout work. In one of her 
visits to the county office she discovered 
that Marian Hall Verner's husband. Por- 
ter C. Jr., is the new Assistant Treasurer 
of the Allegheny County Girl Scout Exec- 
utive Board. 

Rachel Carson was one of the four 
outstanding women of science honored by 
the College with a Distinguished Service 
Award at the 25th Anniversary of the 
opening of The Louise C. Buhl Hall of 
Science. Rachel, noted biologist and' 
author of three best selling books in the 
field of science, was honored for her 
work in science through literature. She 
has received many awards for her work 
in this field, and in June, was presented 
with another — the 1956 Achievement 
Award of the American Association of 
L T niversity Women. 

Chatham College 



Martha Ackleson Smith was co-chair- 
man of the Alumnae Scholarship Benefit, 
a luncheon and fashion show, held at 
Gateway Plaza, Feb. 23rd. Martha can 
be proud of making this project such a 
success. 

Isabel Bashline Hammond accompanied 
her husband, Gene, on a business trip 
to California in January. Gene is Sales 
Manager of Farm Products of the Alum- 
inum Company of America. 

Anne Textor Thompson's daughter. 
Jane, won four gold keys for her entries 
in the Art Scholastic contests of Western 
Pennsylvania. 

Evelyn Thompson Wible is the Presi- 
dent of the Sigma Chi Mother's Club at 
Pitt. Her elder son. LeRoy. is a Junior 
Pre-Med student there. 



Class of 1931 

Secretary. Louise Turner Crookston 
(Mrs. J. McLain) 
270 Outlook Drive 
Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Helen Domhoff Neely (Mrs. John H.), 
4740 Lawnview Drive. Pittsburgh 27. 
Pa. 

Linda Munroe Sutherland (Mrs. Wil- 
bur C), 1134 Bending Oak Lane. 
Pittsburgh 38, Pa. 

Edith Beale Asper (Mrs. L. W.), P. O. 
Box 1469. Juneau. Alaska 

GENERAL NEWS 

Since the news of our class appears in 
only the Spring issue of the "Recorder." 
the Fall issue did not carry a report of 
our 25th reunion. We had lunch at the 
College, and a short get-to-gether fol- 
lowed. Addie Lasner Sachs and LaVerda 
Dent Moran did an original skit written 
by Bea Lewis entitled "When I Was a 
Bachelor of Arts." Needless to say, it was 
very entertaining. Miss Marks was a 
welcome visitor. In the evening we met 
at Webster Hall, with our husbands, for 
dinner and entertainment. It was lots of 
fun! 

Lois Applegate had a wonderful trip 
out West last summer and covered more 
than 7000 miles in two weeks, by train. 
The trip from Seattle to Victoria was 
made by steamer, and then on to Van- 
couver, Banff and Lake Louise. 

Betty Babcock Hull was unable to at- 
tend the reunion but wrote that she is 
busy with her Girl Scout work, P T A 
and is teaching kindergarten. 

Ann Bateman Lewis' son Mac plays 
football for the University of Iowa, Mike 
is a junior, and Steve and Bret are in 
the seventh and eighth grades, respec- 
tively. 

Naomi Bowser Rimer's son Tom is sta- 
tioned in Japan. 

Bode Crawford Macy's older daughter, 
Maryann, is attending Colby Junior Col- 
lege, and Mimi is in the eighth grade. 

Ruth Haddock sent greetings but was 
unable to be with us due to commence- 
ment the following day. 

Margaret Jefferson still is Headmis- 
tress at Gill School, and had a beautiful 
trip to Seattle, last summer. She writes 
— "As to the vital statistics: \ 



Number of gray hairs: too many to 
number. 

Number of children: (Nursery through 
12th grade, 20 of them boarding stu- 
dents) . 

Number of grand children: they are all 
grand most of the time, with occasional 
lapses. 

Neither biofocal nor tri-focal lenses. 
Need glasses but I hope my outlook is 
not myopic. 

Inches around midriff; too many to suit 
me, but enough to suit my skirts!" 

Florence Jones Maddox took a lovely 
trip, with her husband, through New 
England last summer. She enjoys attend- 
ing the local Chatham Alumnae meet- 
ings in Cincinnati. 

Ruth Downey Hill, along with her 
committee, did a wonderful job of plan- 
ning the Reunion dinner. Ruth will be 
moving to San Francisco in the late 
Spring. 

Lucille Laughlin Logan and Earl 
spend their leisure time at their summer 
home in Jennerstown. Pa. 

Betty Long Grosshandler's daughter 
Nancy is sixteen years old. Janet is thir- 
teen and Bill is ten. 

Peg Marsh Wheeler attended Reunion, 
and on her return to Ohio her husband 
became quite ill. Her summer was an 
anxious one but all is well now. Son 
Bill will graduate from Howe Military 
Academy in June and is on the wrestling 
team. 

Linda Munroe Sutherland has two 
sons. One is now attending Cornell. 

Isabelle Patterson Konold represented 
Chatham at the inauguration of the new 
president of Perm Hall Junior College 
in October. 

Noushka Paranakian Turner's daugh- 
ter, Anne, is attending Chatham. She 
says that teaching music in Salem School 
"keeps me young in heart." 

Anne Ritenour Harbison's family loves 
living in New Orleans! Harb and Joe 
have transferred from Penn State to 
Tulane. and since their home is directly 
across from the Tulane campus, the boys 
have an apartment out back over the 
laundry house. 

Lois Sproull is a Lt. Colonel in the 
Army, stationed in Washington. She at- 
tended the wedding of Nonie Weichel 
Thompson's daughter, last summer. Lois 
wrote the following at Reunion time: 

"I wish I could be there 

Sitting and chatting where 

All of you are tracing 

The paths you've been a-pacing 

Since that day of heavenly days 

When we all became B. A.'s. 

But since absence must prevail. 

These data I'll send by mail: 

Of frays hairs I've some. 

Of children, none: 

Of pounds no change, 

Of views, more range. 

And the next time we have a ball, 

I hope to be seeing you all!" 

Lucilla Scribner Jackson's son Wil- 
liam's engagement was recently an- 
nounced. 

Kay Rockwell Potter is the first grand- 
mother of our class. 



TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO 

(From the 1932 Recorder 

The day has passed when students 
who received aid from scholar hip 
may have had little but their need 
to recommend them; a day when the 
names of those, to jfihom such award' 
were given, ivere carefully guarded 
and concealed. Now. it is an honor, 
a privilege granted only to \tudent* 
of outstanding ability. 



Alumnae Recorder 



Class of 1933 

Secretary: Violet Sekey Jessop 
(Mrs. E. Huberl 
4321 Saline Street 
Pittsburgh 17. Pa. 

Evelyn Bitner Pearson's children are 
in attendance, this year, in each type of 
undergraduate school : Henry Jr. at Car- 
negie Tech, Christine in Senior High. 
Priscilla in Junior High. Cvnthia in Ele- 
mentary, and Linn in Kindergarten. 
Evelyn's husband, Henry, and Bertha 
O'Neal Pearson's husband. Ed, (brothers) 
are now in business together: Executive 
Systems of Pittsburgh Inc.. Intercom and 
Sound Systems. 

Jean Blair Hodgin hopes anyone com- 
ing to New York City will give her a call. 
She is the only Hodgin in the Man- 
hattan directory. Her address: 70 Irving 
Place. New York 3. N. Y. Jean is a 
speech therapist, working with adults 
who have speech impairments due to 
strokes, brain lesions, or surgery, and 
with children who have articulatory de- 
fects. 

Jean Case Aikins has been living in 
Blackridge for the last two years. In 
October. Jean and her husband had a 
wonderful vacation in Nags Head, North 
Carolina. In December they were in 
New York. 

Marguerite Cunliffe Gape's fifty chil- 
dren at the Meadville Odd Fellows Home 
keep her and her husband, the super- 
intendent, so busy all the time they 
find it necessary to get away rather often 
for weekends in order to relax and keep 
going. Even with the capable assistance 
of a cook, laundress and children's super- 
visors, there is much to be done by way 
of office work, buying, and entertaining. 

Dorothy Ed.sall Fuller took eight cre- 
dits of work in the Library School of the 
L T niversity of Wisconsin, last summer 
while her husband taught a summer 
course there in Physical Chemistry in 
the mornings and practiced sailing on 
Lake Mendota in the afternoons. Daugh- 
ter Carol at this time was responsible for 
lunch for her school-going parents. Son 
David was far away in New Mexico at 
the Philmont Scout Ranch enjoying the 
experience of outdoor living and hiking 
in mountainous country. In August when 
the family had reassembled, they took off 
for Colorado in their trailer and what 
ended as a 3200 mile trip. Back home in 
Beloit, Dorothy finds much satisfaction 
in her job at the Science Librarv. 

Ruth Ludebuehl Early's son is a 
Junior at Carnegie Tech in Industrial 

Pa?e 19 



Management. Ruth is on four boards in 
Fairmont: Community Council, Salva- 
tion Army. Little Theatre, and Women's 
Association at her church. She is also 
Co-Chairman for a city-wide street-mak- 
ing project. As Alumnae Representative 
she has been instrumental in sending 
a student to Chatham and has hopes for 
several more. 

Edith McBane is the new editor of 
"Missionary Horizons," the monthly mis- 
sionary magazine published by the 
United Presbyterian Church. A great 
deal of hard work goes with the honor, 
for Edith has the responsibility of gather- 
ing sufficient material each month to full 
the pages of the magazine, and those 
deadlines are relentless. The daughter of 
a minister, Edith has an ideal back- 
ground for the position. For 14 years 
she has served as a member of and re- 
cording secretary for the Board of Direc- 
tors of the Women's General Missionary- 
Society, and the past few years has had 
the responsibility of reporting the work 
of her Board, both by platform speaking 
and by printed articles. She has also 
served on the Board of Foreign Missions, 
and on many other boards and com- 
mittees governing activities in her de- 
nomination. In addition, she was a mem- 
ber of the committee which formulated 
the plans for the union of the United 
Presbyterian and Presbyterian churches. 

Helen McCracken Bennett reports no 
news but never a dull moment with a 
son, 14, in 9th grade, and a little girl, 
5, in kindergarten. 

Eleanor Jane McClimans Elliot also 
feels she has no news. But being father 
and mother to three boys, ages 16, 13, 
and 8. is a full time job and therefore 
E. J. limits her activities to Sunday 
School teaching and some P T A work. 

Betty Nies Trommer ran across Rita 
Lefton Pincus '32 at Germantown High 
School where both were doing substitute 
teaching. 

Ruth Nirella must be our travelingest 
member. Last summer she toured 
through New England to Canada, the 
year before she drove to California and 
sailed to Hawaii. Ruth had already spent 
a summer in Europe before taking these 
trips. Her most recent appearance at the 
Pittsburgh Playhouse was in the "Loud 
Red Patrick." 

Jean Shaw Brackmann has been work- 
ing in the Juvenile Division of Probate 
Court in Lansing for the past five years. 
Last fall she started a graduate course 
in Social Work at Michigan State Uni- 
versity. Daughter Fay was married last 
summer to Linn Carl Colister. 

Ruth Stewart Bernosky is teaching 
Latin. English and Music at the new 
Junior High School in Rostraver Town- 
ship. Westmoreland County, where, also, 
she directs the Junior-High Chorus with 
a membership of 110. Music is Ruth's 
main interest in school as well as out. She 
is involved in the church choir and re- 
cently purchased a hi-fi set with eight 
speakers. This summer Ruth and her 
husband are planning to "break-in" their 
new station-wagon on a trip to Nova 
Scotia. 



Class of 1935 

Secretaries: Virginia Schweinsberg Hyde 
(Mrs. Edward R.) 
2579 Greenboro Lane 
Pittsburgh 20, Pa. 
Elizabeth Cober O'Donnell 
(Mrs. William M.) 
1106 Varner Road 
Pittsburgh 27, Pa. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Katherine Dangerfield Buckmaster (Mrs. 
F. D., Jr.) Faraway Farm. R. D. 1, 
Telford. Pa. 

Jean Engel Reppun (Mrs. J. I. F.) 47- 
410 Lulani St.. Kahaluu, Oahu. 
Hawaii 

Winifred Jeffries Saxon (Mrs. Donald 
B. ), 1030 Bayshore Drive, New Lon- 
don. Conn. 

Marie Martin, 6009 Fifth Ave., Pitts- 
burgh 32. Pa. 

Gretel Trog Simmons (Mrs. Gretel Sim- 
mons), 2944 Yorkway, Baltimore 22, 
Md. 

Virginia Watkins DeMers (Mrs. L. W.) 
3451 Ainslie St.. Philadelphia 29. Pa. 

Catherine Boyd Hawley (Mrs. Charles 
Bart), 925 Laurel Avenue. Glendale, 
Ohio 

GENERAL NEWS 

Somewhere along the line we seem to 
have lost a few of our classmates ; at 
least, we haven't been able to reach them 
at the addresses we have on file. None 
of us would mind losing the year, but 
seriously we would appreciate hearing 
from anyone who could give use the 
whereabouts of the following: 

1. Nancy Gilmore 

2. Frances Stifel Sternofj 
(Mrs. Donald) 

Next year we will report on the al- 
most lost — those we haven't heard from 
in over three years. 

Our fund for 1960 is growing nicely 
in amount, but not in number of partici- 
pants. Please help us make it 100% 
participation. 

We are proud to have the President of 
the Alumnae Association. Jane Harmeier 
Nims in our class. Since she has such 
a cooperative Board to work with, she 
says her job is not too difficult and 
she enjoys it very much. Her little girl is 
8% now and also helps to make life 
quite interesting for her. We wish you 
lots of luck and success this year, Jane. 

Margaret Eichleay Storer's daughter is 
now in second grade. Her parents enjoy 
outdoor skating with her in the winter. 
In summer they see a little of Michigan 
and Georgian Bay. Canada. 

Gertie Russell Lydic and Louise Lead- 
man Faller both have boys in the second 
grade at St. Edmund's Academy. Gertie's 
other boy is in fourth grade and much 
to his mothers surprise, belongs to the 
Shadyside Presbyterian Choir. He is 
taught in Sunday School by Margaret 
Eichleay Storer and her husband, who 
do a wonderful job. In spite of all of 
Gertie's various activities, and caring 



for her 92 year old father, who is bedfast, 
she attends an exercise class once a week. 
Good for the circulation and tones up 
tired muscles, she says. 

Sally Aldridge Schaefer's life is a 
full one. Both husband Milo and Sally- 
are active in local and national Photo- 
graphic Societies and both lecture and 
judge shows around York. Their pictures 
have hung in Galleries throughout the 
United States and in many foreign 
countries. Daughter Loraine is a normal 
16 — actiye, active, active. Milo III, 8, 
swims in AAU meets, is active at the 
YMCA and is a cub scout. Sally is active 
in the Garden Club, will take the exami- 
nation in March for accredited Flower 
Show Judge and sketches for the YWCA 
publication. Triangle. Vacation included 
a fishing trip in Canada and a photo- 
graphic trip to the Eastern shore. Next 
year's plans include Mexico again. 

Jean Engel Reppun — Another big 
year for the Reppuns. Fred is now a 
member of the Fronk Clinic in Honolulu. 
Martha. Charlie, Tommy and Paul are 
in school : David and John keep Jean 
company at home. They are anxiously 
awaiting completion of their new home 
on Kaneohe Bay this summer. As Jean 
describes it. "on the shore line of a 
tropical blue water lagoon dotted with 
green reefs and the beautiful seascape 
framed in the majesty of cliffs." With 
seven bedrooms, Jean and Fred invite us 
one and all to pay them a visit, but 
advise us to hurry before they fill the 
house themselves. Both Fred and Jean 
ask the aid and support of their friends 
in this country to give them the Christ- 
mas present they cherish most — State- 
hood for Hawaii. 

Cass Boyd Hawley is in seventh heaven 
in her new home. Tina. 17. will make 
her debut this June and is continually 
busy with her teenage friends. Chick. 10. 
Kitty. 8. and Freddy 3, all have plenty 
of room to play. The whole family can 
enjoy the large swimming pool in their 
back yard. 

Eleanor Harbison Bream had another 
one of her hectic years:' in fact, on 
one of her trips to the Netherlands from 
Switzerland, she met herself on her way 
to Germany. After spending the winter 
and part of the spring of '56 in Geneva, 
with numerous weekend visits to 
Eleanor's favorite spots in Switzerland 
and the French Alps they returned to 
Amsterdam in April via a week's vaca- 
tion at the French Riviera. Postponing 
home leave in the Fall, they moved on to 
Bonn, Germany in October where Gray 
is assigned to the economic section in 
the Embassy. They are living in an 
American built village on the Rhine 
where Eleanor thoroughly enjoys the 
American services, even to being awaken- 
ed in the morning by children screaming 
in English. Somewhere in between, the 
Breams fitted in two very enjoyable 
weeks in London, and are looking for- 
ward to home leave in the spring of '57. 

Winifred Jeffries Saxon moved to New 
London, Conn, last spring. She enjoys 
living close to the water and says their 
little house is within sight of Long 
Island Sound. Win had tea at the home 
of Dr. Mary C. McKee, '07, retired head 



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of the Chemistry Department at 
Connecticut College. Dr. McKee is look- 
ing forward to attending her 50th 
reunion in the spring of '57. 

Jane McQuiston Webb's youngest 
child has started to school. Jane says she 
is taking this year to just relax and 
enjoy a quiet house. 

Ruth Moorhead Sward's three girls 
are Susan, 9. Martha, 7, and Ellen, 2%. 
Prospects of Brownie activities in a big 
way are in store for her. Plans for the 
future include a trip to Europe in a 
year or two. also law school for Ruth, 
she hopes. Keith continues to do clinical 
psychology in private practice. Ruth says 
she has many Eastern visitors, but none 
from '35 and would love to see some or 
all of us. 

Gretal Trog Simmons is teaching 
school in Dundalk, Md. She has three 
daughters — the oldest a sophomore in 
college, one a sophomore in high school, 
and the youngest a high school fresh- 
man. Gretal's hobby is scouting, espe- 
cially camping. Most of each summer she 
directs a Girl Scout Camp and last sum- 
mer attended the first national encamp- 
ment of Senior Scouts at Pontiac. 
Michigan. This winter she is training 
a patrol of Seniors for a World Camp 
at Doe Lake, Ontario, Canada and will 
be there for three weeks in August. In 
her spare time she is working for her 
Master's Degree at the University of 
Maryland. 

Dot Wood Clarke and Ted spent 
several weeks last fall in Canada and at 
the Lake Placid Club. Dick is an avid 
Scout and has almost finished his work 
for the Life Badge — Eagle is next. 
Barbie is also a Scout. 

Caroline Hesse Ender is secretary for 
AAUW. She also belongs to several study 
groups and she and Bill still square 
dance. The Enders are busy shopping 
college catalogs for Bill. Jr. who plans a 
legal education. 

Dorothy Taylor is still working at 
Mellon Institute. She still plays the 
violin, makes up silly verses and is in- 
volved in all kinds of organizations — 
Church, Pilot Club, Women's Service, 
United World Federalists, Folk Dancing, 
etc. Occasionally she hears from 
Prudence Goodale Martin and Vida 
Hurst Kerr. 

Helen Birmingham Proctor reports 
that she continues to enjoy her work at 
the White Plains Hospital, Red Cross, 
Women's Exchange and such doings! She 
is still living in Scarsdale. New York. 

Helen Wilson Houston has a son at 
Haverford and one at Shadyside. They 
have an English Exchange student stay- 
ing at their home this year and he also 
goes to Shadyside. With a girl in sixth 
grade and one in second grade, it is 
easy to see why Helen says she is kept 
quite rushed. 

Marion Burns Sabina has a 16 year 
old daughter who is a majorette at 
Avalon High School and a son 1 1 years 
old who plays the trumpet in the High 
School Band. 

Dorothy Woodward Evans and her 
family are planning a vacation at Cape 
Hateras. North Carolina early in June. 
She and her husband had an enjoyable 

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sightseeing trip to New York last spring 
without the children. Janice is now 15 
and David is 12. 

Eleanor Splane Trullinger says she 
is having the busiest year of her life. 
She has gone back to teaching in the 
High School and Jim is still judging 
dog shows besides his regular job at the 
Statler Hotel in New York. Their two 
boys also keep them busy with their 
activities. 

Remember Yuki Naito — she was only 
with our class for one year, but we have 
heard from her. She had a serious 
operation in October, but is hoping to go 
back to work soon. She was Executive 
Director of the National YWCA in 
Tokyo. It was so nice to hear from you, 
Yuki, and we all wish you lots of luck. 

Don't forget that 1960 will be here 
before we know it. Be sure to send in 
your contributions! We are proud of our 
class and we want the College to be 
proud of us. too. 



TWENTY YEARS AGO 

(From the 1937 Recorder) 

Our aim is every graduate and ex- 
student a contributor regardless of the 
size of her gift. Our hope is that each 
alumna or associate, no matter where 
she is, may experience the satisfaction 
of giving to the college through the 
Alumnae Gift Fund, for after all. 
this moral as well as financial support 
is the greatest asset any college can 
have. 



Class of 1937 

Secretaries: Thayer Thompson Russ 
(Mrs. Edmond V.) 
342 Hazel Drive 
Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 
Mary Travers Scott 
(Mrs. Robert K.) 
203 Cherry Valley Road 
Pittsburgh 21. Pa. 

NEW ADDRESSES: 

Sally Ingram Diven (Mrs. Francis D. ) 

557 Springdale Road. Pittsburgh 35. 

Pa. 
Florence Kinley Mercer (Mrs. Lyle R.) 

Riverdale, Bettendorf, Iowa 
Jane Erhard Rittenhouse (Mrs. George 

H.) 2255 Pleasantvue Circle, Bridge- 

ville, Pa. 
Mary Follansbee Shapira (Mrs. Jacob 

T.) 143 Conover Road, Pittsburgh 8. 

Pa. 
Dorothy Jane Casper Xeisig (Mrs. Harrv 

C. Jr.) 11014 Fifty-sixth Terrace. 

Shawnee, Kansas (After July 1) 

GENERAL NEWS 

Grace Crutchfield Christensen and 
family are looking forward to next sum- 
mer when they will move into a new 
home in the country. 

Naomi Sayre Steck has a wonderful 
position with the Rohm and Haas Co. 
Physics Laboratory. She has been very 
active with the Soroptimist Inter- 
national of Delaware Valley. 



Sally Anderson Amlsberg had a note 
from Eugenie Miller Snell in which 
Eugenie said they were packing to go to 
Germany again. Also, she said, "if the 
world will only settle down a bit. we 
hope to come home to the USA next 
winter and stay." Miss Robb, who took 
a leave of absence last winter to go to 
Europe, spent a day with Eueenie and 
her mother in England. 

Mary Elizabeth Eisaman is makine ex- 
citing plans for the summer. She hopes 
to accompany Calla Stahlmann I another 
Chatham graduate) who is conducting a 
tour to Europe. They will visit eight or 
nine countries. 

Louise Leslie Fischer and Roy have 
bought half an acre in Lake Worth. 
Fla., and are hoping to move there 
permanently in about a year and a half. 

Jane Phifer Gwyer works at the Belle- 
vue Methodist Church as Church Secre- 
tary. 

Nancy Diven Seagren made a trip to 
California last vear and visited with 
Marjorie Chubb 'Randall ('38). 

Frances Clark Moore visited with D. J. 
Casper Xeisig who was in town for a 
few days last year. D. J. will move from 
Missouri to Kansas sometime after July. 

Mary Trimble Brittain writes that her 
main interest this year is getting daughter 
Victoria ready for college in September. 
Mary has been in charge of Senior 
Cotillion at the College Club this winter 
and has met many sons and daughters 
of fellow Chatham-ites. She received a 
letter from Betty Kraus Hilsdorf who is 
now Assistant Manager of an exclusive 
dress shop in Phoenix. 

Betty Yohe Welling and Ken have 
purchased a 120 acre farm unit at Moses 
Lake. Wash., in the Columbia River 
Basin Irrigation Project, about 200 
miles from their Seattle home. They and 
their two children plan many trips back 
and forth in the spring and summer. 

Mary Follansbee Shapira will accom- 
pany her husband on a European trip 
this Spring. He has been over four 
times in the past three years but this will 
be the first time Mary has been able 
to go along. 

Jane Erhard Rittenhouse and husband 
have bought a new home in L'pper St. 
Clair. She says that after living for 30 
years in the same house she is thrilled 
with all the new, new things. Now- that 
her three children are in school she is 
free to do volunteer work at St. Clair 
Hospital and join a few clubs. 

Peg Heggie Bryson as a member of her 
Church Federation has learned to plan 
and serve meals for 30 to 200 at a 
profit which, she says, she can't do with 
her own meal planning and budget! Her 
husband is teaching at Chatham this 
year (lectures in Math.) in addition to 
his regular schedule at Pitt. 

Lillian Taylor Franz and Bill visited 
Quebec last August. On their return trip 
they saw Betty Duckwall Laubach '39 
and husband in Bar Harbor. They also 
spent some time with Mary Watson Seed 
in York Beach. Me., where Mary has a 
candy shop. They visited Naomi Sayre 
Steck in their lovely new home in 
Bristol. Pa. 

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Mary Yellig Earley and family are 
building a big home in Cuyahoga Falls. 
Ohio, near their present home. 

Kay Pyle enjoyed a visit with Jean 
Swauger, '36 in November at Jean's 
apartment in Washington, D. C. Also, 
she spent some time with Grace Crutch- 
field Christenson last summer. Kay 
writes that it was such a thrill for her to 
have Miss Dysart and Ruth Davies '38 
attend the "open house" last summer for 
their new community library in Burgetts- 
town. Pa. 

Elsie Dressier Helsel is working with 
the National Cerebral Palsv staff as Re- 
gional Vice Chairman of Program Ser- 
vices. She is a consultant on developing 
services that are needed by the palsied. 
She said that with her own personal 
experience — her boy Robin, who has 
made such wonderful progress — it is 
easy for her to show people how impor- 
tant it is never to give up on these 
children. Elsie hopes her new house at 
McConnell's Mills will get started this 
year. 

Eleanor Marshall Watters and family 
last summer traveled to Colorado Springs 
Grand Canyon. Las Vegas, Salt Lake 
City and Yellowstone Park. They are 
building a new home in the spring. 

Mildred Brown Mclntyre's son. Lowe. 
Jr.. is a junior in pre-medical school at 
Ohio State, and her daughter, Joan, 
is a freshman there. 

Florence Kinley Mercer moved into 
their new home last April. After living 
in a 22 room mansion for two and a 
half years, she is thrilled with their 
new place. 

We would like to extend our sympathy 
to Mary Jane Addy Barley whose father 
died this past year. 

We thank all the other girls who re- 
sponded but had nothing new to report. 

Everyone seems to be very busy watch- 
ing their children mature! 

See you at our twentieth (!) reunion 
on June 1. 



Class of 1939 

Secretaries: June Mildred Feick 
1 Coulter Street 
Pittsburgh 5. Pa. 
Rose Marie Weller Black 
(Mrs. Harry A.) 
18 Edgecliff Road 
Carnegie. Pa. 

BIRTHS 

Millicent Hoyt Faison, a son. George 
W. Faison III. July 23. 1956. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Helen Starkey Dixon (Mrs. William) 
7527 Club Road, Towson 4, Md. 

Mary Gregg Stockton (Mrs. Robert) 913 
Franklin Street, McKeesport, Pa. 

Gene Detwiler Davis (Mrs. James O. ) 
1213 South Homestead Ave.. Freeport. 
111. 

Mary B. Weible McEwen (Mrs. Mal- 
colm) 16 Moreland. Glendale. St. 
Louis, Mo. 



Florence Ray, 305 E. 17th Street, New 
York 3, New York. 

Margaret Cooper Uptegraff (Mrs. Roy 
E.) 900 N. Hickory, Scottdale. Pa. 

JMF reporting: 

Alma Mocker Bacon wrote to say that 
the Bacons tried their first family camp- 
ing at state parks last summer. They so 
enjoyed it that this coming year they 
plan to tour in and around New England 
on the same kick! 

Dr. Mary Cole spoke at the first 
"Career - planning Assembly" at Chat- 
ham this year, with the subject "Jobs for 
Liberal Arts Graduates." At the time I 
heard from Mary, she was planning a 
trip to Florida to visit her mother. 

Heard, very happily, from Ruth 
Davies, too. She is now Co-ordinator of 
Library Service at North Hills Junior 
High Schools, and is on the faculty of 
the Library School at Tech. This I 
never knew! 

Helen Harris Davis, Al, and daugh- 
ters Lee and Marta flew to Texas at 
Christmas time to visit the Harrises. 
(Incidentally, / took quite a ribbing dur- 
ing the "planning stages" of the trip be- 
cause Helen "feared" she would be 
caught in a mad rush of Republicans 
leaving Washington, D. C. I got even!) 

Helen Starkey Dixon's family has 
moved into a new ranch-type home. 

Ruth Ross Duer and Ralph were still 
in San Francisco in January. At that 
point. Ralph was scheduled to report to 
school in San Diego in April, and the 
Duers were planning a short trip East 
in March. Weekends still find them 
working their acreage in the Napa 
Valley. They planted 500 pine, cork 
oaks, western holly, and redbud trees 
last spring — and are hoping the deer 
stay away. 

Helen Archer Fardig's family had a 
private skating rink in their back yard 
this winter, and went to a near-by state 
park for toboggoning. Between such, to 
me. horribly wintry activities. Helen is 
busy with Scout and PTA work. 

Jean Keenan Farrill says "I'm not in 
too many things" — then lists Girl Scouts, 
Rainbow Girls. Youth Fellowship, and 
2nd grade Sunday School! 

Elva Bogren Goodwin spent three 
weeks in Miami Beach and Nassau the 
first of the year. 

Louise Brown Gursha reports that her 
four youngsters, ranging from two to 
ten, manage to keep her busy — and to 
even me that's understandable! 

Kay Cuthbert Hardee and Pearson are 
still looking for visitors from Chatham. 
Their new interest is a 15-foot aluminum 
canoe, bright red in color. 

I had quite a letter from Ellen Moor- 
head Lewis, and a picture of her 'three 
sons, who are charmers all! Ellen says 
she's busy with growing things: children, 
violets, sheep ( ! ) , rabbits ( ! ! ) , a beagle 
hound, and three dachsunds. In addition 
she's president of her PTA, secretary of 
the Board of Directors of a private 
nursery school, and does some volunteer 
work at the hospital. Says she puts a 
thousand miles a month on her car, and 
I can believe that too! Ellen and Bill 
will be in Pittsburgh in June and I hope 
we can see her then. 



Letitia Mahaffey, who has been a big 
help when I need some one to represent 
the class at Alumnae meetings, says she's 
working — at Koppers, church. College 
Club, and at the Auxiliary to United 
Presbyterian Home for Children. 

Amy McBride is still traveling — 
Minneapolis. Ocean City. White Sulphur 
Springs and Florida. 

May Gregg Stockton, Bob, and the 
two girls moved from Crafton to 
McKeesport in November in order to be 
nearer Bob's work. May has been busy 
getting things arranged in the new 
apartment — and, probably, taking care of 
the two cats Linda and Susie promptly 
adopted. 

I received one unsigned card, from 
Paoli — reporting nothing new, just as 
happy as ever! 

As for me. JMF, I'm having a wonder- 
ful time. My employer, James Malone, 
has just been elected president of the 
Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association, 
and Executive Vice President of the af- 
filiated insurance companies. I'm com- 
pletely fascinated by it all. Ran into 
Lucy Stoehr Dougherty, husband and 
children at the Royal York prior to the 
Pitt-Penn State football game, and saw 
Peg Cooper Updegraff at the same game. 
I'm just finishing a two-year term as 
Secretary of the Board of the Crafton 
Women's Civic Association, and a one- 
year term as membership chairman of 
the Crafton Civic Club — and I'm re- 
fusing all club jobs for the time being. 
In fact. I'd appreciate it if someone 
would volunteer for this job I'm sharing 
with Posey — bless her heart! 

Incidentally. I met Beth Pensom at 
Home's a couple of weeks ago. She is 
teaching in Baldwin. The amazing thing 
was that she met our long-lost Alice 
Williams on one of her trips across the 
Pennsylvania Turnpike. Alice is teach- 
ing too. and can't understand why she 
is "lost", since she wrote to the college 
for a transcript, and got it. I hope we 
find her again. 

RMWB reporting: 

As indicated by the new address, the 
Malcolm McEwens have been trans- 
ferred to St. Louis. 

Friendly neighbors plus nearby school 
and pool in Freeport has helped lessen 
the dissappointment Gene Detwiler 
Davis felt in leaving Williamsport. Jim is 
now managing the plant of the Central 
Cable Corporation which is located there. 

Kitty Irwin Barnum continues to be 
busy with her family, art pursuits and 
golf. 

Lou Weber McClenahan is active in 
Red Cross work, Girl Scouts and as a 
Room Mother this year. She enjoys the 
active Chatham Alumnae group of 
Cleveland very much. 

Totty Hoyt Faison is justly delighted 
with her son who was born on George 
and Totty's seventh wedding anniversary: 
The Faisons had Christmas dinner with 
Sally Thomas Elling, '42. 

A special bouquet to Betty Duckwall 
Laubach who is always first to reply to 
my query for news! The Laubachs en- 
joyed a Bar Harbor vacation last sum- 
mer with Bill and Lillian Taylor Franz, 
'37. 



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Betty Speer Schenck took Gretchen 
along to Florida for the winter but re- 
turned frequently for weekends at Mars 
to be with Bill, Jr., who is a weekday- 
student at Shadyside Academy this year. 
Betty earned her private pilot's license 
last summer and is now working on the 
commercial license. 

Mary McCullough Abbott loves her 
life on "Homewood Farm" which is her 
family's "pride, joy, and master'." After 
removing two barns, they have decided 
to keep the three remaining. I'm quite 
willing to take her word for it when 
she reports that there aren't any idle 
hands around there! ! 

John and Cornelia Hockensmith 
McCune have bought a cottage at Point 
Chautauqua where she has put out the 
welcome mat to any Chatham friends 
who might be in the vicinity this sum- 
mer. 

Betty Hobbs Dougherty must be very 
proud of husband Dr. Ralph who was 
honored in the 25th anniversary celebra- 
tion of "Sports Illustrated" magazine 
as a member of its Ail-American football 
team. 

Mary Milne Hanson has been journey- 
ing with John, mixing business with 
pleasure as they contact clients and visit 
friends in New Mexico, New York and 
Pittsburgh. Needless to say, they both 
love John's new job! 

Jean Doherty Marlor has made 
marvelous progress toward recovery in 
her most valient fight against crippling 
rheumatoid arthritis which literally laid 
her low about three years ago. Her cour- 
age and determination in conducting 
"business as usual" with her three child- 
ren, husband and home has been truly 
heroic. Our best wishes to you always. 
Jean ! 

Florence Ray moved to New York 
City last October to take a job with 
the National Association of Social Work- 
ers. She does some travelling in her 
work with national committees. Our 
congratulations to you in your continuing 
success. Floss. 

Lillian McFetridge Wilson is very busy 
in activities involving her children but 
still finds a little extra time for some 
church work, driving for the Child Wel- 
fare Association, and acting as first vice- 
president for the University of Virginia 
Hospital Auxiliary. On their way through 
Charlottesville recently. Dr. and Mrs. 
Herbert Spencer stopped to see the 
Wilsons. 

I shall quote Mary Jane Totten 
Dickinson directly: "My news is scanty — 
just the usual PTA, church and children 
activities — along with some interesting 
social life. Sounds dull — but I enjoy it." 
Aptly put, yes? 

Jeanne Kalish Samuels is now pre- 
sident of the Pleasant Hills Women's 
Club, a job she handles with great poise 
and ability according to my informant. 
She is also program chairman for the 
PTA this year. Her three darling daugh- 
ters attest to the fact that she rates an 
A in homemaking, too. Jeanne and 
"Emmie" thoroughly enjoyed an Euro- 
pean trip last spring which included 
Portugal. Spain. France and England. 

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Our deepest sympathy to Peggy 
Cooper Uptegraff whose mother died in 
January. Peggy and her family will spend 
July at Chautauqua, New York again 
this year. 

Would that you could read the 
interesting, informative and highly enter- 
taining account which Hortense Norton 
Seeillock sent of her trip with husband 
Col. Bob (of the Army Engineers) 
through Scandinavia. England and Ire- 
land last summer. Should she ever de- 
cide to enlarge such an account to 
book length, I am certain it would be 
an immediate success. As of the moment 
she is in Morocco where her Kinder- 
garten is four assistants strong. She also 
studies French and plays the organ at 
Chapel. A daughter is in school in 
France, a son at FUMA. Fork Union. 
Va.. while the two young children are 
at home with Tense. The Seedlocks ex- 
pect to return to the States this summer. 

The Harry Blacks loved the ranch 
vacation in magnificent Jackson Hole. 
Wyoming. Even though the children 
hadn't ridden before, they mastered it in 
no time and were soon happiest when 
galloping off in true western fashion. All 
in all. it was an education as well as 
vacation: I can recommend it highly as 
a family holiday. 

Love and best wishes to all for 1957. 
June and Posie 



Class of 1941 



Secretaries: Jean McGowan Marshall 
(Mrs. W. C.) 
Longfellow Road 
Pittsburgh 15, Pa. 
Elinor Weibel Stoltz 
( Mrs. Edward ) 
93 Markham Drive 
Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 

BIRTHS 

Mildred Johnston Rexroad, a son. 
James Harvey, March 29. 1955. 

Charlotte Wolf Beckman , a son, Alan 
Charles, May 3. 1956. 

Jean Hammer Schoman, a daughter. 
Mary Anne. September 16, 1955. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Eleanor Schaffer, 417 East Bruce 
Avenue, Dayton 5. Ohio. 

Margaret Longwell Van Horn (Mrs. 
James). 446 South Dallas Avenue, 
Pittsburgh 8. Pa. 

Mildred Johnston Rexroad, (Mrs. James 
O.). 240 Dravo Avenue, Beaver. Pa. 

Beth Howard Smith (Mrs. R. C), 1035 
Spruance Road. La Mesa Village, 
Monterey, California. 

We missed so many of you at our 15th 
reunion, but we're planning our 20th 
right now! We were delighted to hear 
from such a lot of you and hope we'll 
continue to get all your news the next 
five years. 

Jeanne-Anna Ayres Widgery had 
measles, a brain concussion and compli- 
cations last summer, but is gradually 



struggling back to normal. She and her 
husband were great spark plugs of the 
reunion. 

Shirley Clipson Krider reports the) 
are enlarging their house to make room 
for rock n' roll. 

Belli Howard Smith and her Navy 
husband are in Monterey while Dick 
goes to school. 

Mary Linn Marks Colbaugh is sold on 
Santa Barbara and feels we should all 
come out and see for ourselves. Jai I 
was in Pittsburgh at Christmas time. 

Alice Chattaway Kittle is on her way 
to Mexico with family for a month. 

Ruth Gracey Suttner'i husband is re- 
covering from a heart attack, but she 
reports she is picking up her activities 
and interests now that life is normal 
again. 

Jean Hill Camlin had lots of fun act- 
ing with a New York stock company 
last summer and sees her friends often 
on TV. 

Saw Pat Kent Alter last summer. She 
has three wonderful boys and a lovely 
house on the edge of a limestone quarry. 

Weasie Mclntyre Casner says she's 
busy with three small fry. but she and 
Bob plan a New York jaunt in February. 
So do the Marshalls. Hope we bump 
into you. 

Jane O'Neill Cox had a trip to 
Jamaica in November. 

Eleanor Schaffer has moved to Dayton 
with Family and Children. 

Keith Oliver Friday is busy with teen- 
agers! How time does fly. Gladys Patton 
MacNeill reports the usual, but she does 
see Sally Browne Wulff '40 and Helen 
Archer Fardig '39 at Cub Scout meet- 
ings. 

Sis Weller Tkach reports Adelaide 
Mitchell Hughes is about to move to 
California. Sis and Walter keep track 
of things for Ike in Washington. 

Our sympathy to Charlotte Wolf Beck- 
man whose father died in June. 

Jane Shidemantle Cross reports trips 
to Hot Springs and Pocono last summer 
— short but sans children. She sees 
Harriet McKnight Browning '42 at 
church. Did you all see "Shiny"' on the 
cover of the January 5 Presbyterian Life 
magazine? 

Sara Finkelstein Rose' lost her father 
in December. We extend our sympathy. 

We also heard from Elaine Fitzwilson 
Anderson, Dottie Geschwindt Schieber. 
Natalie Lambing Paige, Alice Steinmark 
Andrews, Sue Wooldridge Fishbum and 
Mar go Dignan Chalfant. They all report- 
ed no startling news, but lots of activi- 
ties — PTA. Church, Cubs. Brownies, 
children's music lessons, etc. 

We ( Elbe and Jean I are both work- 
ing for the Alumnae Fund this year, and 
wish to invite you to send whatever you 
can. Since the money will be matched 
by the A. W. Mellon Trust we should 
make an all-out effort. We'd like to have 
100% participation for the class of 1941. 

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FIFTEEN YEARS AGO 

(From the 1942 Recorder News 
Letter) 

"J should like to point out that-as 
it is our job at present to organize to 
meet the emergency of war — it is also 
our job to organize to meet the 
emergency of peace. If the world were 
willing to sacrifice for peace as it 
is willing to sacrifice for war, if its 
people were trained to understand 
the problems of war, there would be 
no need to dread another world 
disaster like the one through which 
we are now living". 

Herbert L. Spencer, President 



Class of 1943 

Secretary. Jane Fitzpatrick McGough 
(Mrs. Walter T.) 
125 Bayard Place 
Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 

BIRTHS 

Jane Humphreys Agriesti, a daughter, 
Carol Beth, January 17, 1957. 

Mary Jane McComb Angevine, a 
daughter, Barbara. February 18, 1957. 

Marion Lambie Arnheim, a daughter. 
Louise Ann, March 9, 1956. 

Marjorie Noonan Ladley, a son, 
Robert Gregg, September 12, 1956. 

Virginia Hendryx Shank, a daughter, 
Kimberly Ellen. February 28, 1957. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Edith Cole, 6100 Jackson Street, Pitts- 
burgh 6. Pa. 

Luci Cummins Connor (Mrs. E. H. Jr.) 
8 Stoner Avenue. Poland, Ohio. 

Mary Schweppe Hoffman (Mrs. Paul 
H.). 152 Haverford Drive. Butler, Pa. 

Miles Janouch Price (Mrs. B. R.), West 
Hill Road, Stamford, Connecticut. 

Lorraine Wolf Regan (Mrs. W. C), 
5801 Dean Drive, Falls Church, 
Virginia. 

Janet Ross, 281 Summit Avenue. Pitts- 
burgh 2. Pa. 

Constance Meyer Waldschmidt (Mrs. C. 
A., Jr.), 119 Westchester Drive. 
Pittsburgh 15, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Jane Humphreys Agriesti's new daugh- 
ter is a perfect addition to the family. 
The three boys are 6. 4 and 3 and now 
Carol Beth will share her two year old 
sister Marlane's little girl play. 

Marion Lambie Arnheim's "little 
girl with a curl on top" delights her 
parents and her two brothers. Dan is in 
nursery school and David is a grown up 
third grader. 

Pat Blue Byers is now treasurer of the 
East Boroughs Alumnae Group and 
actively participating in several civic pro- 
jects in Edgewood. Her son, Paul is in 
first grade and Chrissy is in kinder- 
garten. 

Jean Sweet Bentley spent the summer 
in Boston where her older boy was 
operated on. He spent 9 weeks in the 



hospital. Jean is teaching 8th and 9th 
grade English in Atlanta. The Bentley 
family had a glorious two weeks in Miami 
in December. 

Edith Cole has a new apartment, new 
furniture and a new job. She is doing 
physical therapy work at the Veteran's 
Administration Leech Farm Hospital. 

Luci Cummins Connor loves her new 
home in Ohio. Betty Momoe Musselman 
'44 has been very helpful in making the 
Connors feel at home. Luci is on the 
committee studying state finance for the 
League of Women voters and is the 
Alumnae Representative for her area. 

Amy McKay Core wrote that she is 
managing to fit into life in a small city. 
She has become a member of the New- 
comers Club, has worked on the United 
Fund Drive, has joined the Civic Musit 
Association and did her share in the 
Polio Drive. The Cores had a wonderful 
trip to the southwest this summer. They 
rented a trailer and lived "on the 
road". 

Jane McCall Downing has been acting 
as secretary for her husband since he 
started his own advertising agency in 
September. His new business also in- 
cludes selling business gifts' and adver- 
tising specialties. 

Libby Esler Duncan's three year old 
son, Steven, has all the energy she 
wishes she had. She and Bill took Steven 
to New York for a week-end in Novem- 
ber. She saw Margaret Browne Greene, 
'44, while there. 

Mary Campbell Eckhardt's husband. 
Bob, now has his own business as a 
consulting engineer. Lynn is 12 and 
Robin is 7. 

Jeanette Myers Erler reports that she 
has been working at a part time job 
since November 1. 

Eleanor Garrett Gittings is busily oc- 
cupied with Nora (10 years old) and 
Matt (3 years old), but she finds time 
to act as chairman of the Girl Scout 
Neighborhood Club and is taking a 
course in ceramics. 

Gloria Silverstein Goldberg's son. 
John, is in kindergarten anl Lauren is 
in nursery school. In her "free moments" 
Gloria is learning to play the piano. She 
reported that the California Chatham 
Alumnae Group held a luncheon in late 
January at Barbara Moore Hagaman's 
home. She attended along with Mary 
Lou Rieber Peter and Mary Lynn Marks 
Colbaugh. Gloria is secretary of the 
Chatham group in her area. 

Another California resident, Janice 
Lee Goldblum, is teaching in Los 
Angeles and working part time in the 
school counselor's office. 

Mary Schweppe Hoffman may hold 
the class record for birthdays in 
February. She reports having celebrated 
four in that month and they were gayer 
than usual for the Hoffmans are in their 
new house now. 

Althea Lowe Johnson continues to 
teach at Ellis. 

Kay Von Fosson Johnson is still living 
in St. Louis where her husband, Bob, 
continues his teaching and consulting 



work. Kay is doing some student coun- 
seling at the University. Julie (age 3) 
is attending nursery school. 

Marjorie Noonan Ladley feels sure her 
newest son, Bobby, is going to be a 
red head. His arrival adds to Marjorie's 
busy schedule with Tommy in kinder- 
garten, Barbara at home, and the local 
garden and women's clubs to be kept 
up with. 

Janet McCormick just says "Hello," 
and I do appreciate the greeting. I some- 
times wonder if all the cards sent are 
received. 

Louise Wallace Menges has been 
named chairman of our 15th reunion 
celebration. We'll be hearing from Louise 
and her committee regarding plans. Al- 
though the reunion won't be until 1958. 
they have begun to make plans. 

Betty Brown Porter just completed a 
term on the National Rules Committee 
of the Association of the Desk and Der- 
rick Clubs of North America. She is ac- 
companying two choruses and is "just 
a regular housewife" the rest of the 
time. Her son. Bill, is in nursery school 
two days a week. 

Miles Janouch Price moved to Con- 
necticut in August and her children are 
attending the most beautiful modern 
school Miles has ever seen. However, 
the beauty of the school seems to have 
had no effect on the children's love of 
education. The Prices have a pond across 
from their house and have really become 
ice skating enthusiasts. From Miles glow- 
ing report, Connecticut must be heaven- 

iy- 

Lorny Wolf Regan and her family 
finally moved into their new house just 
before Christmas and are still marveling 
at life in these wonderful United States. 
After their seven years overseas the 
Regans are delighted to be back. 

Janet Ross returned home after ten 
months with Special Services at the B-47 
Base in Homestead. Florida. As of 
January 1, she became Associate Director 
of the Chartiers Valley YWCA located 
in Carnegie. 

Nina Maley Ross reports that she is 
very busy with the school, scouts, church 
and community activities which a mother 
of three growing children becomes en- 
volved in. 

Jean Archer Rothermel had a wonder- 
ful time in Europe last summer. The re- 
turn trip proved quite exiciting when 
their plane lost an engine enroute to 
Iceland and they were forced to spend 
two days there just sightseeing. 

Ginny Hendryx Shank is in the midst 
of a construction project — adding two 
rooms and a bath to their house. Speak- 
ing of new additions, their 5th daugh- 
ter arrived in time to meet this deadline. 

Connie Meyer Waldschmidt's husband 
Chuck, has been transferred to Pitts- 
burgh from North Carolina and they 
moved into their Fox Chapel house on 
February 1st. 

Nancy Doerr Wilson works at the local 
hospital one day a week and at the 
school library another. Her three child- 
ren (Peggie, 12, Nancy, 10 and Ricky, 
7 ) take up the rest of her time. 



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The class secretary reports things as 
usual at the McGough house. Jane Ellen. 
4 1 /i, Tom, 3 and Hugh, 14 months 
keep things humming. 

We've got a date for June '58! 

And, I'm looking forward to seeing all 
of our class. 

Whether you were with us a short time 
or to the last. 

So start taking pictures and sorting 
too, 

Then we can see the best of your 
family and you. 

Send me your ideas so we can grin and 
agree. 

We're glad to be members of the 
class of '43. 

Louise Wallice Menges 
(Chairman. 15th Reunion) 



Class of 1945 

Secretaries: Helen Robinson Forsyth 
(Mrs. Robert D.) 
10 Poland Village Blvd. 
Poland. Ohio 
Patricia Smith Joyner 
(Mrs. James A.) 
4105 Somerset Street 
Detroit 24, Michigan 

BIRTHS 

Betty McCrory McBride, a son, Jimmy. 
July 30. 1956. 

Audrey Heston Kidder, a daughter, 
Jeanne Louise, September 12. 1956. 

Alice Hanna Ference, a son, Bruce 
Earl, January 5. 1956. 

Martha Cox Hartman, a son, Jon 
Howard. May 15, 1956. 

Louise Flood Egan, a son. Henry Cle- 
ment Flood, June 12. 1956. 

Helen Robinson Forsyth, a daughter. 
Deborah Jean. January 15, 1956. 

Carolyn Cosel Lampl, a son, Joshua 
Cosel, April 30, 1956. 

Dorothy Firth Renter, a son. William 
Paul. June 15, 1956. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Betty Jane Beglinger, 732 S. Millvale 

Avenue, Apt. B-2. Pittsburgh 13. Pa. 
Hertha Bergmann Caylor (Mrs. John S. ) 

2906 Meade Street, Riverside, Calif. 
Marjorie Elliot W einer (Mrs. Robert S.) 

89 Highland Avenue. Ossining, New 

York. 
Janet Brewster Reynolds (Mrs. John) 

463 Wendel Avenue, Buffalo 23, New 

York. 
Dorothy Firth Benter (Mrs. Walter P.. 

Jr.) 129 Columbia Drive. Pittsburgh 

36, Pennsylvania. 
Harriet Fleming Muryn (Mrs. Stephen) 

320 Brookfield, Youngstown 12. Ohio. 
Alice Hanna Ference (Mrs. George) 

2837 Sherwood Drive. Brunswick, 

Georgia. 
Nancy Herdt Hall (Mrs. Leroy) 5667 

Belmont Avenue, Cincinnati 24. Ohio. 
Flora Justus Maxwell (Mrs. Hugh P.) 

Box 375. R. R. 1, Bridgeport, Pa. 
Marion Leach Wild (Mrs. Vern) 1680 

Skyline Drive, Apt. 19. Pittsburgh 27, 

Pa. 



Dorothy Lind Sherrard (Mrs. Alexander 
C.) 602 Berkshire Drive, Pittsburgh 
15. Pa. 

Carolyn Morgan Metiers (Mrs. Robert) 
4844 Hampton Road, La Canada. 
California. 

Cynthia Dane Boyd (Mrs. Davjd E. ) 
Wolf Run Road. R. D. #2, Cuba. 
New York. 

Catherine Mitz Herron (Mrs. Dennis) 
Box 36, Kahlotus, Washington. 

Elizabeth Rusbasan Christner (Mrs. 
Jack) 385 Third Street, Washington, 
Pa. 

Mary Kelly Delehaunty (Mrs. T. M.) 20 
Elmwood Terrace, Creskill, New Jersey. 

Mary Jane Youngling Tygard (Mrs. 
Ralph) 711 Vermount Avenue, Pitts- 
burgh 34. Pennsylvania. 

Ruth Ford Woodward (Mrs. Joseph E. ) 
Cedar Street. Stony Brook, L.I.. N. Y. 

Virginia Harper Dale (Mrs. Lewis C.) 
653 McKee Avenue, Monessen. Pa. 

PATTER FROM THE PACK: 

Miriam Davis Schellhaas reports that 
they still live in the country with their 
two girls. She is on the Junior Board of 
the Allegheny County Federation of 
Women's Clubs. 

Louise Flood Egan wrote that son 
Clem at seven months is working on his 
third double chin. Besides caring for her 
brood of three, Louise continues to write 
a column for teens twice a week for the 
Sun-Telegraph. 

Ruth Ford Woodward and family 
moved last September to a new house 
close to the beach and with half an 
acre of woods. Their little girls are five 
and two. 

Marion Swannie Hall was currently- 
enjoying Ken and Ruth Jenkins Hors- 
burgh's visit to New York. She planned 
to travel to Mexico in February for the 
rest of last year's vacation. Ruth and 
Ken were planning to go to Philadelphia 
(combined business and pleasure trip) 
and hoped to see the Hartmans (Martha 
Cox) and the Bradleys (Patsy S peers). 
And then in April they were going to 
Florida with the kiddies in tow. 

Grace Benner Crosbie said they had a 
grand trip to Florida last June to see 
her husband's parents. 

Carta Cregson Dubs and family are 
planning two nice trips, one to Baltimore 
at Eastertime and then to Lake Sebago 
in Maine this summer. Still antique 
happy, Carla hopes to collect a few on 
the way. 

Jane Meub Evans's Emily, an old 
lady of seven, won a silver blue mink 
stole in a raffle, and has graciously 
consented to let her mother wear it 
sometimes. Jane is busy with her three 
small ones and has been writing scripts 
for the Junior League half-hour weekly 
local TV show. "Spotlight on Music.'' 

Martha Cox Hartman likes living in 
Philadelphia. Charlie and Patsy Speers 
Bradley and Lu Ann Isham Staley '44 
and Al spent New Year's Eve with them. 
She hoped the Kidders (Audrey Heston) 
would be able to make it for a visit in 
the Spring. Martha joined the League of 
Women Voters and Howard is active in 



the Junior Chamber of Commerce. S1h 
was currently arranuinii the Philadelphia 
Alumnae Club dinner for February 20 
when they were expecting Dr. and Mrs. 
Anderson and Mrs. Swisshelm. 

Mary Kelly Delehaunty now has four 
children, two boys and two uirls no 
redheads). Her youngest child is three 
years old and the olSest is twelve. 

Edith Succop Dibble and her husband 
are buying a house in the Baldwin HilK 
section of Los Angeles. Ted is assistant 
project engineer in the Electronics 
Division of Rheem Manufacturing 
Corporation. They have two children. 
Polly, now in kindergarten, and Danny, 
three and a half. They expect to visit 
Edith's folks in Pittsburgh this summer. 

Pauline Basenko Thomas and Alex are 
enjoying busy lives with their daughters 
Lilli and Paula. On weekends they are 
remodeling their hundred year old farm 
house on the Juniata. Polly is still teach- 
ing at Shadyside Academy Junior School. 

Dorothy Firth Benter and family, in- 
cluding the recent arrival, are happy in 
their new home in Pleasant Hills. 

Georgia Raynor took over as head of 
the Reference Department of the Public 
Library in Orange. New Jersey on 
October first. 

- Janet Harkless Beattie is looking for- 
ward to June when she will travel to 
South Carolina for the first reunion in a 
long time with her Southern friends from 
Junior College. 

June Collins Hopkins is a career 
woman now besides being the busy 
mother of four boys. She has a gift shop 
during the summer months in North 
Haven. Maine, their island home. June 
would like to extend an invitation to 
anyone who is in Maine to visit them. 
There are two boats daily from Rockland 
to North Haven in the summer, quite an 
experience for landlubbers, she thinks. 

Emily Noll "Lerbe and family moved 
into their new home in the Hi Tor Woods 
section of Pleasant Hills in June of 
1955. 

Nancy Herdt Hall wrote of a very 
"moving experience". Their house was 
literally moved a quarter of a mile down 
the street, hence Nancy's new address. 
She says the emotion felt when standing 
on the sidewalk watching your house roll 
bv is indescribable. Looking out familar 
windows on unfamiliar scenes is quite 
a jolt. too. Nancy entertained the Chat- 
ham Alumnae club of Cincinnati for 
luncheon in February when Mrs. Swiss- 
helm was there. 

Janet Brewster Reynolds and her hus- 
band are happy in their recently pur- 
chased home in Buffalo. Their sojourn 
in Auburn was of less than a year's 
duration. 

Lois Allshouse Harnack says she knows 
why last summer was so wet and cold. 
They finally got a convertible! Jean 
Thomas Fisher and Dusty are within 
easy visiting distance of the Harnacks. 

Mary Jane Youngling Tygard marked 
a memorable occasion in the past year. — 
moved her residence for the first time 
in her life. Ralph passed his CPA exam 
and is knee deep in taxes. Naturally they 
are always the last sending in the little 
old return. 



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Petie McFall Schall and Allan enjoyed 
a visit with Jane Murray Blair and Bob 
at the famous "Snows" this summer. 
Petie wrote that they are happy to be 
based at home again after six months 
of Baltimore, three of Kalamazoo, etc. 
The Blairs would just as soon forget this 
past December. Daughter Lynne was 
scheduled for a tonsillectomy and at the 
same time was going to have a small 
birthmark removed. The "small birth- 
mark" turned into major surgery and 
quite a few anxious moments. The same 
month daughter Cindy was hospitalized 
for a few days. 

Helen Clewer Armstrong wrote that 
Leslie Ann is in school now and she is 
thinking seriously of returning to teach- 
ing in the Fall. 

Barbara Collins Millman reports a 
normal happy life with Cub Scouts 
and similar activities. 

Polly Wilson Ackenheil and family- 
were looking forward to a skiing week- 
end in February. 

We were delighted to finally hear from 
Kay Mitz Herron who has been living 
on a wheat ranch in Washington since 
her marriage ten years ago. Their family 
now includes two boys, Dana and David. 
They have been busy this year redecorat- 
ing their home, a typically western ranch 
house and very old. 

Carolyn Cosel Lampl is a girl with 
really big plans. She and Jack were 
planning to fly to Paris in April for six 
weeks of touring France, Italy, the 
Netherlands. Switzerland, and England. 
Her Josh is a fat year old lazy bones 
and Jib is finishing kindergarten. 

Helen Truxal Noyes had a very 
strenuous summer last year keeping her 
boys absolutely quiet. She took them to 
Pittsburgh last February for a visit 
and they ended up in the hospital for 
seven weeks with nephritis. They are 
fine now, we are happy to report. 

Many of you will remember Ginny 
Harper Dale. She lives in Monessen and 
has one four year old boy, Timmie. 

Another former member of our class. 
Mary Ann Church Detzel, lives in Erie. 
Pennsylvania and is the proud mother 
of three boys and a girl. Mary Ann 
modeled for awhile in Baltimore after 
being married, but the last years have 
been spent remodeling a house with lots 
of knotty pine and homemade braided 
rugs. They are antique devotees. 

Betty McCrory McBride's baby boy 
was enthusiastically received by his pa- 
rents and three sisters and proud 
grandparents, too, for he was the first 
boy grandchild. 

Phyllis In graham Stout has been tak- 
ing an Adult Education class in Music 
Appreciation and she and Ben have been 
taking square dancing at West Point. 
Eight year old Susan is studying ballet 
and French, Dave started to kinder- 
garten and Bruce, two. is talking a "blue 
streak". 

Jane Wood Ziercher is back on the 
Alumnae Board, this time as Reunion 
Co-Chairman with Peggy Suppes Ting- 
ling '43 who lives near her. Son Eric 
is in kindergarten now. 



Dottie Lind Sherrard and Alex are 
enjoying their new house in Fox Chapel. 

Alice Hanna Ference invites any 
Florida visitors to stop in and see them 
in Brunswick, Georgia. The Piney Woods 
is still her husband's office. 

Marjorie Mayhall is at least a close 
contender for the Woman of the Class 
award this year. She saw "My Fair 
Lady"! Marjorie and her mother drove 
to southern California last summer tak- 
ing in Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion and 
all the Southwest. This was the fifth 
year for such extended tours and they 
have now completed all forty-eight states. 
Canada and a corner of Mexico. They 
have many colored slides of their travels 
and are now tentatively planning five 
days in New York in May. 

Cynthia Dane Boyd has two boys and 
a girl, is a Cub Scout den mother and 
membership chairman of the Portville 
League of Women Voters. The Boyds 
live in Cuba, New York. 

Eleanor St. Clair Hurtt and Bill are 
planning two nice trips. They are going 
to Florida in March and White Sulphur 
Springs in May. 

Barbara Hansen Cummings and her 
husband enjoyed a trip to California last 
fall and while there saw Carolyn Morgan 
Metiers and her family. Barbara's daugh- 
ter Suzanne celebrated her seventh 
birthday on Valentine's day. 

I read in the Pittsburgh Post- 
Gazette that Marion Cohen played the 
piano in the pit orchestra for "Can-Can" 
at the Nixon. This was her first home 
town professional appearance. 

Jean Dalzell MacMillan's round of 
activities even in capsule form is stag- 
gering. She is very active in their church, 
several study groups, League of Women 
Voters. Garden club and others. Howard 
is a hard working doctor but they did 
find time to take their three children to 
Florida last spring. 

We received cards but "no news" 
from Elizabeth Shollar, Gertrude Sch- 
meichel Hutson, Jean Thomas Fisher. 
Harriet Fleming Muryn, and Emma 
Griffiths Smith. 

Your secretaries report the following: 

Helen Robinson Forsyth and Bob are 
busy people since the arrival of their 
new daughter. Billy, just a year old, 
welcomed his new competition with a 
few healthy taps on the head with a 
toy mallet. Patty Smith Joyner has noth- 
ing newsworthy to contribute, just the 
usual chores and motherly worries. At 
the present time younger son Paul has 
an antipathy to small girls bordering on 
homicidal which we're quite sure he'll 
outgrow. 

It's been great fun receiving the manv 
interesting cards. Thank you so much 
for cooperating so beautifully. 



TEN YEARS AGO 
(From the 1947 Recorder) 

"Your college has a fine tradition. 
It has great responsibilities and 
prospects for the future. I feel con- 
fident we all share the hope that we 
can continue to make of it the finest 
small college for women in the 
country''. 

Paul R. Anderson, President 



Class of 1947 

Secretaries: Ruth Arnold Harmon 
(Mrs. Bruce C.) 
24112 E. Sillsby Road 
Cleveland, Ohio 

Jessie Smith James 
(Mrs. Mark) 
Hunt Road 
Pittsburgh 15, Pa. 

Margaret Schumacher 

Meyer 
(Mrs. Rex) 
Greengrove Drive 
R.D. 3, Allison Park, Pa. 

MARRIAGES 

Lowell Mary Hess to Dean K. Delozier 

Jean Yeager to Robert Love. August 
17. 1956. 

BIRTHS 

Josephine McKenrick Tobie, two 
daughters, Jane McLean, March 2. 1955 
and Marian Read, June 28. 1956. 

Grace Longabaugh Rhodes, a son, 
John Arthur, May 12. 1956. 

Marie Huot Kenyon, a daughter. 
Patricia Adele, November 6, 1956. 

Isabel Griffiths Borland, a son, David 
Duff, Jr., February 8, 1955. 

Dotty Fennel! Stebler, a son, Gary 
James, February 1957. 

Louise Baehr Larson, a daughter. 
Cynthia Ann, February 3, 1957. 

Marian Arras Wallace, a daughter, 
Lynne Elisabeth, January 13, 1957. 

Doris Baird Grinder, a son, Bruce. 
January 8, 1957. 

Jottie Beeson Schroder, a daughter, 
Patricia Ann, December 6. 1956. 

Doris Snyder Hookway, a son, Douglass 
James, July 22, 1956. 

Mary Lou Wallace Frazee, a daughter. 
Julie Ann, August 27, 1956. 

Nancy Walters Cobetto. a son, "J. B. ". 
June 1956. 

Laura Wiley Robertson, a son, William 
Alford, Jr., July 25, 1956. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Angie King Sedwick (Mrs. Robert C), 

402 Mercer Road, Rockville, Md. 
Peg Schumacher Meyer (Mrs. Rex T.). 

Greengrove Drive, R.D. 3, Allison 

Park, Pennsylvania. 
Doris Snyder Hookway (Mrs. Donald 

F.), 5014 Colorado Avenue, Colonial 

Park Gardens, Harrisburg, Pennsyl- 
vania. • 
Nancy Walters Cobetto (Mrs. Jack B.. 

Jr.), 321 Maple Avenue, Edgewood. 

Pa. 
Jean Yeager Love (Mrs. Robert). 113 

Amherst Ave., Pittsburgh 29, Pa. 
Catherine Dom McCarrell, (Mrs. Ebene- 

zer) Redstone Lane. Washington, Pa. 
Esther Kennedy MacDonald (Mrs. A. 

O. ), 4465 Mataro Drive. San Diego 

15, Calif. 
Priscilla Gersmann Joseph (Mrs. Herbert 

L.), 3005 Howard Road. Erie. Pa. 
Lowell Hess Delozier (Mrs. Dean K.), 

304 Spencer Road, Devon, Pa. 



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Josephine McKenrick Tobie (Mrs. A. 
F. ), 162 Fernbrook Ave., Wyncote, 
Pa. 

Grace Longabaugh Rhode* (Mrs. John 
D.), Box 230A. Camp Meeting Road, 
R. D. 2. Sewickley. Pennsylvania. 

Marie Huot Kenyon (Mrs. Wilfred N.), 
1 1 1 Gernert Drive. Verona, Pennsyl- 
vania. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Ruth Grasso Vaughn and her hus- 
band enjoyed a second honeymoon in 
Florida and Cuba after Christmas. They 
are looking forward to another season 
on Lake Chautauqua where their 
twenty foot cruiser makes ideal living 
for four. 

Mary Alice Kline Morris has had the 
pleasure of getting reacquainted with 
Norma Bailey McLean, '44. who re- 
cently moved to Bridgeport. 

Else Gregor Miller continues her 
interest in music with choir work, sing- 
ing lessons, and the lead in the 
Ardensinger's annual Gilbert and Sulli- 
van operetta, this year "Yeoman of the 
Guard". 

Margery Himes. who is still teaching 
second grade in New Bethlehem, has 
plans for a trip to California this sum- 
mer. 

Dolly Larson Webb and Johnny took 
a Chesapeake Bay trip in a 24 foot 
cabin cruiser last spring. Their two 
children are Patty, in fourth grade, and 
John. Jr., in first. 

Barbara Mason, now Layette Buyer 
for Lord and Taylor, would welcome 
New York City visitors to her depart- 
ment whether they are in the market for 
baby clothes or not. She hopes to come 
to Pittsburgh for reunion in June. 

Vicki Haverstick Myers hopes to see 
many classmates and friends when she 
visits Pittsburgh in May. 

Either Kennedy MacDonald's hus- 
band teaches in the Pt. Loma High 
School. 

Eleanor Goldfarb Hirsh is active in 
the Chicago North Shore Alumnae Club 
and has become a serious bridge player. 
Jimmy and Jill have enjoyed a lot of 
sled-riding and ice-skating this winter 
and Jill, at six. loves horseback riding. 

Josephine McKenrick Tobie has four 
little girls, all pre-school age. They have 
moved from Chambersburg to a wonder- 
ful old eleven room house north of 
Philadelphia. Alan is now the Training 
Director for Supplee Milk Company. 

Grace Longabaugh Rhodes has moved 
into her new home in Sewickley Town- 
ship. She met Marian Arras Wallace 
and her new daughter at the pediatri- 
cian's, the first time they had seen each 
other since the fifth reunion. 

Priscilla Gersmann Joseph and Herb 
have bought a home in Erie where he is 
in the Treasury Department. Randy is 
in first grade now. 

Two "Chathamites" were involved in 
the birth of Dotty Fennell Stebler's fifth 
child: Flo Austin Chew wheeled Dotty 
to delivery and Helen K. Brown "stopped 
by to see." 

Marjie Bennett Sherts and Chuck 
spent a wonderful vacation in the 
Poconos last summer. 



A winter Carribean cruise was taken 
by Patti Balch Lando and Bob to cele- 
brate their tenth anniversary in Decem- 
ber. 

Peggy Dodge Poindexter and Allen 
had a good "change of scene" in Denver 
during November — son Phil was a 
"marvelous flying traveler." 

Ruth DeHaien Rigg also had a 
wonderful Denver trip in January. 

A medal to Isabel Griffiths Borland 
who was chairman of the Penn Township 
Heart Fund Drive. 

Lucy Beale Bond loves teaching 31 
first graders and is a dyed-in-the-wool- 
Arizonian. "Everyone should ■visit 
Arizona." 

Betty Wedd Morrison had a busy year 
as Social Chairman for the Newcomer's 
Club of Irwin. She found it a wonder- 
ful way to make new friends. 

Jackie Neal Jackson is now living in 
Titusville where Jim is Chief Engineer 
for Lniversal Cyclops Corporation. Thev 
have bought an acre on a hill over- 
looking the town and expect to have a 
"house with a view" by spring. Please 
let us have your new address, Jackie. 
You forgot to include it on your card. 

Nancy Walters Cobetto wrote of the 
arrival last June of their son — J. B. 
We assume that is Jack B.. III. 

Shaker Heights. Ohio was the scene 
last August 17th of Jean Yeager's marri- 
age to Robert Love. Best wishes. Jean. 

Janice Wilson Bader enjoyed meeting 
Mrs. Swisshelm and several alumnae now 
living in Cincinnati at a luncheon given 
by Nancy Herdt Hall '45. 

In addition to teaching in East 
McKeesport. Janet Thomas has been 
busy with tennis. She played in the 
National Public Parks matches in Cin- 
cinnati and ranked second in the Pitts- 
burgh tournament. 

Laura Wiley Robertson reported en- 
joying a much needed vacation in Florida 
before Christmas. The arrival of their 
third child made last year a busy one. 

Doris Snyder Hookway spent an event- 
ful year with the purchase of their first 
home in April and the birth of their 
son, Douglas, in July. 

Angle King Sedwich writes that Bob 
got out of the service in June and they 
are now living in Maryland where he is 
Staff Engineer for the Emerson Research 
Labs. 

Building an addition to their house 
has kept LoU Power Moore busy but she 
managed to meet Jeff Mac Issac. Patty 
Shaw, and Erie Hirtle for lunch and 
catch up on news. 

Mary Lou Wallace Frazee wrote they 
were pleased as punch with their daugh- 
ter, Julie Ann, who was born last 
August. She hopes to attend our class 
reunion on June 1st. 

Marty Stewart Dimmick, Peg Mc- 
Swigan Friday, Virginia LeFurgy Tubbs. 
Alene Hutton Sage, Ruth Griffiths 
Magnusson and Marie Huot Kenyon re- 
plied with "no news" but almost with- 
out exception each card mentioned 
anticipating Reunion. I, Chub, had oc- 
casion (or should I say dire need for 
my feeble mind) to peruse the '47 
PENNSYLYANTAN recently. Such Fun! 
Second best to Reunion which should 
be GOOD! 



Class of 1949 

Secretaries; Eloise P. Haase. 

3938 Winshire Street, 
Pittsburgh 12, Pa. 
Joyce Robinson II 
(Mrs. Charles R . 
20 Bradley Park Drive 
Hineham. Massachusetts 
Catherine Stauffer 

Monteverde. 
( Mrs. Thomas P. . 
Montevista Apts. 
401 E. 63rd and Oxford Sis.. 
Philadelphia 31, Pa. 

ENGAGEMENTS 

Joan Moreledge to Charles Michaelian. 
Joan Culbertson to Dick Bayley. 

MARRIAGES 

Olga Mamula to J. Edward Kaish. 
August 4. 1956. 

Virginia Van Scoy to C. Pern- Armin. 
August 18. 1956. 

Jean Mattern to Madison L. Myers. 
June 16. 1956. 

BIRTHS 

Marge Alexander Brinkworth, a daugh- 
ter.. May. 1956. 

Mimi Altman Russell, a son. Scott 
Lindsev. November 25, 1956. 

Martha Brunk Sharpe, a son. Randall 
Bruce. July 23. 1956. 

Claudia Bullers Janke. a daughter, 
Lisanne. December 9, 1956. 

Ruth Clarkson Brown, a daughter, 
Alison Mary. April 7. 1956. 

Sally Dougan Augustine, a daughter. 
Sara D.. June 26. 1956. 

Barb Evans Dismukes. a son, Scott 
Roberts. October 24. 1956. 

M. J. Ewing Herrey. a daughter. 
Rebecca Lynn. May 15, 1956. 

Jean Fraser Bailey, a daughter. Janet 
Fraser, March 14, 1956. 

Shirley Lawrence Mason, a daughter, 
Candace. November 21, 1956. 

Jo Nusbaum Cone, twins. Alison Helen 
and Damon Ross. March 29. 1956. 

Ginny Rix Markle. a daughter. Bonnie 
Ann. March 22. 1956. 

Cathie Stauffer Monteverde. a daugh- 
ter. Margaret Pvne (Maggie,) September 
26, 1956. 

Katie Tench Pittman. a son. Mark 
Frank, February 1, 1957. 

Carolyn Walker Shoup. a daughter. 
Sally Cairns. October 3. 1956. 

Bobbie Watson Ji'agner, a son. Daniel 
Joseph. July 6. 1956. 

Mary Xerocostas latridis. a daughter. 
Anna. January 24. 1957. 

June Reed Shaffer, a daughter. Janel 
June. July 31, 1955. 

Marty Sutton Amnion, a daughter. 
Sarah Custer. June 9. 1956. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Elaine Beyer Zivkovich I Mrs. Peter N . 

131 Claus Avenue. Pittsburgh 27. Pa. 
Martha Brunk Sharpe I Mrs. C. Bruce . 

941 Hockey Lane. Ann Arbor. 

Michigan. 



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Ruth Clarkson Brown (Mrs. Matthew 
G.). 534 North Buhl Farm Drive. 
Sharon, Pa. 

M. J. Ewing Hervey (Mrs. Richard), 516 
McBride. Jackson, Michigan. 

Barb Grafflin Cooper (Mrs. James), 
431 Sulgrave Road, Pittsburgh 11. Pa. 

Jane D. Linton, 11 Columbia Avenue. 
A-7, Hartsdale, New York. 

Eleanor Luthringer Mattson (Mrs. Ray 
H.), 31 Arden Lane. Stamford. 
Connecticut. 

Carol McCollough Stride (Mrs. Vernon 
C). 4072. Catherwood. Indianapolis. 
Ind. 

Jean McGregor Kondrat (Mrs. Raymond 
R.). Fourth Street. Box 342, Waynes- 
yille. Ohio. 

Shirley Patterson Kroske (Mrs. William 
B.), 4342 Old William Penn Hwy.. 
Monroeville. Pennsylvania. 

Joan Swannie, 454 Bernhardt Drive, 
Apt. 2, Snyder 21, New York. 

Alice Vandermark Stanton (Mrs. John 
A.), 4161 Delroy Road, Cleveland 21. 
Ohio. 

Virginia Van Scoy Armin (Mrs. C. 

Perry). 715 S. Washington, Apt. 116. 

Fort Collins, Colorado. 
Bobbie Watson Wagner (Mrs. Henry J.). 

805 Norvell Drive, Pittsburgh 35. Pa. 
Jean Forward Frank (Mrs. Thomas W.). 

105 Marmion Drive, Pittsburgh 37, 

Pa. 

Ann Laniker Ulrich (Mrs. Richard). 

1559 Crestview Drive. Pittsburgh 2, 

Pennsylvania. 
Jean Mattern Myers (Mrs. Madison L.). 

3918 Moffet Street, San Diego 10. 

California. 
June Reed Shaffer (Mrs. Edward). 

223 Ohio Street, Boswell, Pa. 
Jean Riihiluoma French (Mrs. Donald 

R.). 2312 Brunnerdale Road, N. W.. 

Canton 8. Ohio. 
Marty Sutton Amnion (Mrs. James B.). 

269 McMilland Road. Gr'osse Point 

Farms 36, Michigan. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Marge Alexander Brinkworth has been 
playing bridge in a group which in- 
cludes Corkey Davis Anderson '50. who 
replaced Billy Bilderback Fredericks when 
she moved to Beaver Falls. 

Ricky, Mimi Altman Russell's oldest, 
is going to nursery school this year. Both 
he and Christy were really thrilled with 
the arrival of Scott. Mimi sees Cathy 
Stauffer Monteverde occasionally and 
reports her baby is "a perfect little 
doll". 

Head from Leckie Anthon Caloyer 
after a long time and find that she has 
two very active boys, Mark. 4Va and 
Stephen, two. 

Also after several years we finally got 
through to Jeanne Baiter Alexander and 
find that she has a son who is 5'/; and 
a daughter 2. They have a ladies shop 
in East Liberty which keeps her stepping. 

Liz Barnhart Blaine and family visited 
the Andersons in Idaho Falls. 

Lit Beery Wenneker and Jerry are in 
New Haven while Jerry works on his 

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Ph.D. at Yale Drama School. Lu reports 
that several Chatham gals in grad school 
obligingly baby sit. They expect to be 
back at Chatham this fall. 

February 23rd found Elaine Beyer 
Zivkovich busy moving into their new 
home. 

Ruth Brodnax Craig is one of those 
lucky ones who had a child enrolled in 
kindergarten this year. 

After her move "south" to Chicago. 
Claudia Bullers Janke finds it cold there 
too and is ready to try some place like 
Bermuda. 

Ruth Clarkson Brown's baby is now in 
the creeping stage. They find it very 
convenient to have a doctor as Daddy, 
to inspect cut foreheads, sore gums. etc. 

A celebrity in the group! Barb Evans 
Dismukes reports that she won a new 
car as first prize in the recent Home 
for Young Pittsburgh Contest sponsored 
by the Post-Gazette. Barb ran certainly 
put all her ideas to work for she and 
Bob are building a new home in OHara 
Township. 

M. J. Ewing Hervey's husband Dick 
has been made men's buyer for the eight 
stores of Jacobson Stores, Inc. They like 
life in Jackson, Michigan very much. 

A new Bridgeport. Connecticut address 
is forthcoming from Mary Kay Fletcher 
Anderson and family. Andy has just gone 
there as Purchasing Agent of the West- 
inghouse Bryant Electric plant and is 
searching for living quarters for them. 

Naomi Garlick is still working as Sec- 
retary to Comptroller General of U. S. 
and still finding Washington fascinating. 
She has seen Congress in session many 
times and has taken in some important 
hearings. 

Barb Grafflin Cooper has been busy 
running two houses and feeding three 
men ever since her mother fell and gave 
herself a "typical skiing fracture." Barb 
and Jim are heading to Florida for a 
spring vacation. 

Bobbie Hanson Helm has really been 
on the move since we graduated — Chi- 
cago, Kansas City, Montreal, Toronto 
and now Detroit. Ralph has left Marion 
Power Shovel Co. after five years and is 
becoming a partner in an Equipment 
Company in Detroit, the Depco Detroit 
Corporation. Bobbie has two boys. Robert 
William, who is 4 and P R. Ill, who is 
14 months. Last summer they went west, 
driving 8000 miles in 2 weeks. They 
visited Ralph's family in Phoenix, and 
left the children there while they went on 
to attend the Mining Congress in Los 
Angeles. 

Louise Heineman Harper says she 
knows nothing new or exciting. How- 
ever, Margie Livezey Sims, John and the 
children were up for a weekend not long 
ago. Margie extends an invitation to 
anyone who is around the D. C. area to 
stop and visit them. Louise also met Ann 
Lanicker Ulrich and her husband who 
moved into a new home last May. 

Barb Hoge Dansak and Art had the 
Andersons from Idaho Falls with them in 
November for a week and all enjoyed a 
hilarious time. 

Busy remodeling their home are Har- 
riet Kerr Daye and Harry. Harriet has 



been doing some substitute teaching at 
Franklin (Pa.) High, but devotes most 
of her time to Harry. Jr. 

This was a big year for Shirley Lawr- 
ence Mason with the arrival of Candace 
and her husband earning his doctorate on 
February 1st. 

Jane Linton is off to points west this 
summer on a two month motoring tour 
with a Scarsdale friend. Joyce Robinson 
Hauck, minus three children, visited ]D 
while Charlie was in New York on 
business. 

Eleanor Luthringer Mattson reports 
this is moving year for them. First to a 
larger apartment in September (the day- 
after returning from vacation!) and then 
in May to a new house. Elbe got together 
with Jane Linton, Joan Morledge, Sally 
Dougan Augustine and other 49ers in the 
New York vicinity in October. 

In June Olga Mamula received her 
M.A. from Syracuse University and then, 
on August 4th. her Mrs. from Edward 
Kaish. They are living in Syracuse. 

It hardly seems possible but Marilyn 
Marks Zelt's oldest little boy is in second 
grade. 

Carol McCollough Stride moved into a 
new tri-level home with more room for 
their two girls. 

Busy as usual is Peg McGeary Fels. 
She has taken up art work and run the 
gamut from oils to sculpture. She is 
also editing the bi-monthly newspaper 
put out by the Erie Jaycees. She and 
Ray are building a new home this spring. 
During Erie's big winter snowstorm, she 
and Ray were sunbathing in Florida. 

Jean McGregor Kondrat and Ray are 
now living south of Dayton where Ray 
is southern Ohio representative for 
Metals and Controls Co. of Attleboro. 
Mass. They have a lovely big old house 
and gladly offer motel space to any 
Chatham travelers. 

Timmy Mountford deFrance has been 
serving as director of a cooperative nur- 
sery this year. Bill has taken up sled 
riding, skiing, and ice skating just to 
keep up with their two boys. 

Jo Nusbaum Cone is kept stepping 
with her four children, but she manages 
to squeeze in some outside activities. 
(Did you know she has presented our 
class with its third set of twins?) JD 
Linton is a frequent visitor at the Cones 
and Mary Wells Karlson, '47 and her 
family visited them last October. 

Finally got through to Frannie O'Neill 
Kerr and "find that she has three chil- 
dren—Clark V/2, Laurie 2yi. and Mark 
I/2. The Kerrs moved to Crafton two 
years ago and enjoy their church work 
there very much, plus being thrilled oyer 
finding a brand new parsonage awaiting 
them. 

Shirley Patterson Kroske moved to the 
Garden City section in Monroeville in 
May. Shirley and Bill are editing the 
monthly Garden City newspaper. In ad- 
dition Shirley is helping organize a nur- 
sery and kindergarten program, a spring, 
musical for the Woman's Club and is 
still church organist in McKeesport. All 
this plus taking care of two children. 

In November Lois Planck Russell got 
Chatham. College 



together with Chatham gals in Dayton to 
discuss an Alumnae Club. She is busy 
with Sunday School teaching, Garden 
Club, bridge club, and children. 

Peggy Quick Gibson says she couldn't 
be forced to leave Mexico. 

Beverly Stein Johnston took the liter- 
ature course offered by The Great Books 
Foundation this year, and found it most 
enjoyable. 

Joan Swannie is off on a gay trip to 
Mexico for two weeks with her sister. 
Marian Swannie Hall, '45. 

Lou Tite Ellsworth and Bob have 
been enjoying Dr. Zetler's lecture on TV. 

Ginny Van Scoy Armin received her 
MA. from the University of Denver in 
June and is working as Field Director for 
the Mountain-Prairie Girl Scouts. Hus- 
band Perry, is reference librarian at 
Colorado A & M College. 

A chatty phone conversation with 
Bobby Watson Wagner tells us they have 
moved into a new home in a new de- 
velopment. Shirley Elliot Johnson, '51 
lives near by. 

Eleanor Wenning Atwell reports that 
she and five year old Bobby are both 
looking forward to his going to kinder- 
garten next year. 

Pat Yeiser Griffiths is still teaching 
Psychiatric Nursing at the Rochester 
State Hospital. They are trying to de- 
cide where to make their permanent 
home as Ed will finish his' fellowship 
at the Mayo Clinic on October 1st. but 
as yet they have no definite plans. 

It's a gun and holster life for Jean 
Forward Frank with Pete. 4, and Clint, 
2 years of age. 

Jean Mattern Myers is still secretary 
for a sports fishing concern and her hus- 
band is studying geology at San Diego 
State. He hopes to go on to Colorado 
School of Mines for further study. 

June Reed Shaffer is kept busy these 
days taking care of Janel, a home, and 
being the only assistant in hubby Ed's 
Dental Office. June occasionally sees 
Jane Ann Minford Crocker who moved 
to Johnstown right after Christmas. Jane 
Ann has a family of three girls. 

Jean Riihiluoma French is always tak- 
ing those fascinating trips. Last No- 
vember she and Don flew to California, 
rented a Thunderbird. and drove up and 
down the coast. They looked up Jean 
Mattern Myers while there. 

Another move is in the offing for 
Eleanor Shaver Mitchell. Mitch is now 
manager of the Homewood Shopping 
Center in Lorain, Ohio and commuting 
to Pittsburgh until they get settled near 
Lorain. 

Marty Sutton Amnion and Jim moved 
into their new home just a month after 
their daughter was born. 

As for your secretaries, they are all 
quite busy as usual. Joyce is up to her 
ears working for the local alumnae chap- 
ter in Boston and taking care of three 
active children. Cathy is having fun with 
baby Maggie, and I am teaching second 
grade and busy with many other activi- 
ties. Thanks for the "No News" cards 
from Mary Shumaker Drake, Eve Chris- 
ty Frangoulis, Jinny Robertson Heckert 
and Candy Walker Hyser. 

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It is fun to hear from everyone: all 
about the new homes, the babies, the 
trips, etc. Keep the news coming and 
let's hear from some of you "lost 49ers" 
next time. 



Class of 1951 

Secretaries: Marlene Shettel Stovicek 
(Mrs. Lawrence) 
18501 Invermere Avenue 
Cleveland 22, Ohio 
Lois Young Flyte 
(Mrs. Howard B., Jr.) 
8 W. FYederick Street 
Millersville, Pennsylvania 

ENGAGEMENTS 

Ann Macfarlane to Harlan M. Richter. 

MARRIAGES 

Barbara Powell to John Shields Bruck- 
ner on December 15, 1956. 

Laura Ruth Miksch to Albert S. Diaz 
on July 13. 1956. 

BIRTHS 

Suzanne Blair Murray, a daughter. 
Kimberly Sheppard, May 24, 1956. 

Anne deShazo Robertson, a son, Mark. 
October 1. 1956. 

Norma Jean Gittens Stoffer, a daugh- 
ter, Connie, June 12. 1956. 

Jean Graham Hague, a son, Fred R. 
III. November 28, 1956. 

Alice Ann Jones Winner, a son. Chris- 
tian Frederick. October 29. 1956. 

Kathy Jones Schurman, a son, Gary 
Vincent, January 7. 1957. 

June Oswald Maurer, a daughter. 
Georgia Ann, November 19, 1955. 

Nancy Perry Vesely, a daughter, Carol 
Ann, September 17. 1956. 

Mary Ellen Leigh McBride. a daugh- 
ter, Mary Robertson. February 7, 1957. 

Nancy Aeberli Mooney, a son, Dillon 
Robert. April 29, 1956. 

Eleanor Balent Young, a daughter. 
Carol Louise, January 13, 1957. 

Esther Bender Shaffer, a daughter, 
Sally Jan, December 25, 1956. 

Eleanor Colvin Wiley, a daughter. 
Susan Anne, July 7, 1956. 

Anne Doering Rinaldo, a son. Lawr- 
ence Russell. July 9. 1956. 

Jane Feiler Miller, a son, Scott. June. 
1956. 

Ann Gould Moore, a son, Douglas 
Welch. October 19, 1 955 ; a daughter. 
Susan, November 30, 1956. 

Barbara Hoy Dible , a son. Christopher, 
May, 1956. 

Pat Kennedy Earley, a son. Peter, May 
1. 1956. 

Cissie McLeod Scalise, a daughter, 
Natalie Ann. November 13. 1956. 

Sarabelle Segmiller Krapfel, a son. 
Richard, April, 1956. 

Marguerite Sullivan Hannon, a son. 
Michael John, August 25, 1956. 

Nancy Brooks Burkhart, a son, Kevin 
Thomas, January 26, 1957. 

Alice Frank Brown, a son, Edwin, Jr., 
April, 1956. 



Mary Pilgram Black, .i son, June, 
1956. 

Mary Jane Regal H agemeister , a 
daughter. Bonnie Ann. March 17, 1955. 

Nancy Hawley Mertz, a daughter. 
Deidre Lee, January 25. 1957. 

Adele Pfeifer Ferianc. a daughter. 
Linda Adele. July 11, •1956. 

Joan Swanson Whelan, a son, Thomas 
I III. September 11. 1956. 

Peggy Tucker Thompson, a son, True- 
man Scott, August 26. 1956. 

Ivy Watson Baird. a son. Paul Jeffrey. 
July 6. 1956. 

Betty Whaley Webster, a son. Frank- 
lin Folger III. January 12. 1956. 

Marylou Wilkinson McCall, a son, Ro- 
bert Edwin, August 1, 1956. 

Sandy Hackett Schnappauf, twin 
daughters. Debora and Sally, January 25, 
1956. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Peggy Tucker Thompson (Mrs. Peter T. 
10207 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh 
35, Pennsylvania. 

Margaret Van Ness Colven (Mrs. 
Thomas J. Jr.), 16 Mimosa Circle. 
Aiken. South Carolina. 

Peggy Barker Miller (Mrs. Lee D. ), Wes- 
tern Reserve Road. R. D. -1. Poland. 
Ohio. 

Sandy Hackett Schnappauf (Mrs. Wil- 
liam). Box 105. Lampeter, Pennsyl- 
vania. 

Patricia O'Keefe Beede (Mrs. Ray L. . 
Charlton Road, R. D. =1. Ballston 
Lake, New York. 

June Oswald Maurer (Mrs. Donn . 
2013 Coast Boulevard. Del Mar. Calif. 

Nancy Perry Vesely (Mrs. Melvin N.), 
64 Hollowhaven Drive. Pittsburgh 36, 
Pennsylvania. 

Barbara Powell Bruckner (Mrs. John S.), 
9511 Winsome Lane. Tanglewilde. 
Houston 27. Texas. 

Beverly Sandberg Minor (Mrs. Cecil J.), 
426 Nobottom Road, Berea. Ohio. 

Jean Thomas Hillman (Mrs. John E. ). 
1778 Elaine Street. Pomona. Calif. 

Nancy Aeberli Mooney (Mrs. James R. . 
109 Birch Avenue, "Pittsburgh 9, Pa. 

Eleanor Balent Young (Mrs. Paul R. . 
Box 179. Pataskala, Ohio. 

Esther Bender Shaffer (Mrs. E. H. . 
1275 Cedar Blvd.. Pittsburgh 28, Penn- 
sylvania. 

Donna Bischoff Meess (Mrs. Jack D. . 
336 Woodside Road, Pittsburgh 21. 
Pennsylvania. 

Marilyn Black Auchterlonie (Mrs. James 
B.)'. 25945 Balsam Road. Rt. 5. Bir- 
mingham, Michigan. 

Peggy Clifford, Aspen. Colorado. 

Eleanor Colvin Wiley, i Mrs. Thomas', 
2804 Phillips Avenue, Glenshaw, Pa. 

Ann Crouse, Apt. 202, 5506 Fifth Ave- 
nue. Pittsburgh 32. Pennsylvania. 

Anne Doering Rinaldo, (Mrs. Paul L.I. 
Apt. 310. 8904 Manchester Road. Sil- 
ver Spring, Maryland. 

Shirley Elliott Johnston (Mrs. J. J. . 
Melvin Ct. Apts.. (d-3\ Beuhih' Road, 
Pittsburgh 35. Pennsylvania. 

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Beltie Boltman Kobbe (Mrs. Louis). 16- 
40 Kaufer's Lane, Fort Lee. New 
Jersey. 

Dorothy Dath Buttyan I Mrs. William 
R.), 440 East Florence Avenue, West 
Covina. California. 

G-G Guest Tritchler ( Mrs. Donald i . 
5620 Elgin Avenue. Pittsburgh 6. 
Pennsylvania. 

Jane Feiler Miller (Mrs. Wm. G. Jr. 1. 
1312 Wood Street, Pittsburgh 21. Pa. 

Joan Goodwin Heckel (Mrs. Joseph E.. 
Jr.), Maus Drive. Irwin. Pa. 

Ann Gould Moore (Mrs. Donald B. ) . 
136 Ringdahl Court. Rome. New York. 

Peggy Grove Marks (Mrs. Donald R. | . 
20 Peggy Ann Drive, Decatur, 111. 

Andy Holden, 12 W. 9th Street, New 

York. New York. 
Barbara Hoy Dible (Mrs. Len i . 304 

Sixth Street. Oakmont. Pennsylvania. 
Pat Kennedy Earley (Mrs. Robert R.l. 

6133 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati 13. 

Ohio. 

Peggy Kennelly Murphy (Mrs. Donald). 
2445 Starkamp Street. Pittsburgh 26, 
Pennsylvania. 

Anna Mae Landefeld Eckert (Mrs. Wal- 
ter P.), 1124 Gilcrest Drive. Pittsburgh 

35. Pennsylvania. 

Mary Ellen Leigh McBride (Mrs. Albert. 
Jr.). 245 National Drive, Pittsburgh 

36, Pennsylvania. 

Cissie McLeod Scalise (Mrs. Robert), 

207 E. 5th Avenue, Warren. Pa. 
Pat Meyer Kovacs (Mrs. Frederick L.). 

Apt. 8-2, 155 E. 93rd Street. New 

York 28. New York. 
Nanna Moore Pollitt (Mrs. J. Donald. 

Jr.), Rt. #6. Lancaster, Ohio. 
M. J. Regal Hagemeister (Mrs. George 

H.). Box 1121. Lake Mohawk, Sparta. 

New Jersey. 

Sarabelle Segmiller Krapfel (Mrs. J. R.). 
606 Homestead Place, Warren. Pa. 

Barbara Sidehammer Donaldson (Mrs. 
William S.), R. D. #1, New Wilming- 
ton. Pennsylvania. 

Elaine Stevenson Bolanis (Mrs. William 
G.), 1021 N. Euclid Avenue. Pitts- 
burgh 6. Pennsylvania. 

Marguerite Sullivan Hannon (Mrs. lohn 
W., Jr.). 3478 Ridgewood Drive. Pitts- 
burgh 35, Pennsylvania. 

Bert Thompson Thompson (Mrs. D 
Bard). 207 Bellevue Drive N., Belle- 
meade, Nashville, Tennessee. 

Joann Walt hour, 317 S. Fifth Street. 
Indiana. Pennsylvania. 

Pat Whitehill Kirk (Mrs. Charles Hi. 
7341 Pierce Circle, Buena Park, Cali- 
fornia. 

Joyce Wilde Rownd (Mrs. Daniel R., 

Jr.). 2 Lynwood Drive. Wheeling, 

West Virginia. 
Joan Young Drugmond (Mrs. Norvan). 

16 Highland Avenue. Harrington Park. 

New Jersey. 

Nancy Brooks Burkhart (Mrs. Carl), 
1943 Walton Avenue, Pittsburgh 10, 
Pennsylvania. 

Marge McCune Powell (Mrs. Austin G.). 

328 Linwood Drive, Allison Park, Pa. 
Jane Means Ross (Mrs. Robert P.), 506 

Park Boulevard. Worthington, Ohio. 

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Marx Pilgram Black (Mrs. James E. ). 
Box 140 Forest Avenue, R. D. #1, 
Murrysville, Pennsylvania. 

Nancy Hawley Mertz (Mrs. Arthur R. ) , 
201 Church Street. Turtle Creek. 
Pennsylvania. 

Ann Macfarlane. 1859 Yallejo Street. 
San Francisco 23, California. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Ethel Anderson Mesloh reports that 
besides keeping busy with Karl (4) and 
Frederick (2). she is planning her Spring 
Recital for 23 piano students. Daddy 
Karl is a chemical engineer with Co- 
lumbia Southern Chemical Corp. 

Suzi Blair Murray and Rog are house- 
hunting: they hope to find something by 
May 1st. Suzi sees lots of Peg Shafer. 
Shuck, and she sees Nancy Garlow Hoop 
out walking her baby, when she's out 
with Edie and Kimi. 

Bettie Boltman Kobbe says she has 
time for her art. paints when she feels 
like it. despite son, Willy, and husband. 
Moosk. Her mother died January 19. 
1956: the class offers sympathy to Bettie. 
While back in Pittsburgh, Bettie saw 
many Chatham friends at. Shirley Kerch- 
ner's — "just like the snack bar." She has 
enjoyed Mr. LeClair's New York shows 
the past two years. 

This has been a year of changes for 
Dorrie Dath Buttyan and Gui. They have 
a new home and Gui has a promotion to 
traffic manager for a Glendale company. 

Anne deShazo Robertson sends a five 
page letter with lots of news from Mu- 
nich. After three years, they love Munich 
and will stay two more years. Shaz, Tom, 
and the boys are flying home for a 
month or so this spring. They are seeing 
as much of Europe as possible and take 
off for the Bavarian Alps every week- 
end for skiing. As soon as she can spare 
the time from "Mark the Remarkable." 
Scott and Chris. Shaz expects to go back 
to part-time work in the Psychology 
Clinic at the Army hospital in Munich 
and to attend classes at the Psychoana- 
lytic Institute there. These classes will be 
at the graduate seminar level and in 
German. 

Dotty Dodworth's leg is fine; she was 
able to dance at the Cinderella Ball at 
Christmas, which will be good news to 
reunioners. She hopes to ski again. Big 
News — Mrs. Doodlepunk Trades Work is 
being published in September. She has 
some 56 pictures and overlays to finish 
this month as well as 3 oil paintings to 
get to AAP exhibit. Besides the above. 
Dotty says her library job, plays, con- 
certs, and friends keep her "happily 
busy." 

Pittsburgh Alums probably know that 
Maddie Engelhardt Sayles was' co-chair- 
man for the annual bridge benefit. At 
home she is still "basking around in this 
haus-frau routine." She and Bert have 
been to New York and Chicago lately. 

Lois Franke Lee is one of many alum- 
nae who write boasting of the wonderful 
weather in California. Lois and Bill are 
enjoying oranges fresh from the trees as 
well as camellias and azaleas, Lois pro- 
mises to look up some classmates when 
she comes home this summer. 

Norma Jean Gittens Stoffer is run- 
ning around in circles and no wonder! 



She just added two new states to her 
credit in Ham radio activities, is assist- 
ant organist at First Congregational 
Church (practises two evenings a week), 
is planning a program for the Elyria 
Musical Arts Society in April, and she 
and Van are building a HiFi set in a 
Heywood Wakefield room divider base. 
Kay and Connie are keeping N. J. 
busy. too. 

Jean Graham Hague writes that the 
eight nurses from our class have estab- 
lished a record lately. Of the eight girls, 
five have had babies within a two month 
period. Jean quit working at Allegheny 
General Hospital last August after four 
years to devote all her time to her two 
Freds. Big Fred is teaching in the Mt. 
Lebanon school district and working at 
Pitt on his doctorate. Jean and Fred see 
a lot of Esther Bender Shaffer and her 
husband who live nearby. 

Rita Howard, who was a pediatric in- 
structor at Allegheny General, has been 
working at Southside Hospital. 

Alumnae lucky enough to live in one 
of the twelve alumnae areas have prob- 
ably seen G-G Guest Tritchler who is 
now Assistant Director of Admissions for 
Chatham. In her travels. G-G has seen 
Joyce Wilde Rownd and Danny in 
Wheeling. She is planning to go to New 
York soon with Peggy Donaldson to in- 
terview prospective students and hopes to 
visit Lorrie Norr Erdman, Pat Meyer Ko- 
vacs, and everyone else in the vicinity. 
G-G has also seen Peggy Tucker Thomp- 
son, son and spouse and has had lunch 
with Alice Frank Brown. G-G's current 
hobby is painting and collecting furni- 
ture for their new apartment. She says 
Don has been so busy being Assistant 
Professor of English at Pitt that he 
hasn't decided how he reacts to her 
travels. 

Bunny Hyde Asbury boasts that her 
daughter Betsy is "the sweetest little pink 
and white bundle" — adored by big 
brother Chris, and Dan (dog), Spook 
and Gus (cats) as well. Bunny finished 
all but two hours on her M.A. in English 
Education which she hopes will be com- 
plete by this reading. Of her final exam 
at Ann Arbor. Bunny says. "I'd feel more 
sure of it if it were on Dr. Sprock rather 
than the critical writings of T. S. Eliot." 

One of the most interesting letters 
comes all the way from Alice Ann Jones 
Winner in Beirut. Lebanon. A. A.'s son 
arrived the day Israel invaded Egypt and 
they expected evacuation, but American 
families from Syria. Jordan and the area 
were evacuated to Lebanon. The Win- 
ners had a string of bad luck around that 
time which she is happy to report is over. 
Alice Ann had to go back to the hospital 
soon after Chris was born with blood 
clots on her lungs: then Frau Marx, their 
housekeeper broke her arm and they had 
to hire two people to take her place. Fin- 
ally husband George had an attack of 
bursitis in his shoulder. Alice and George 
had a trip to Jerusalem in August. 
George is Middle Eastern representative 
for Republic Pictures and they expect to 
be in Beirut for two more years. Wish 
you all could read Alice Ann's letters: 
they give such an insight to conditions in 
the Middle East. She says there is a tre- 
mendous amount of wealth in Beirut, 
which is the only large Arab port in the 

Chatham College 



Middle East. The cost of living, especi- 
ally for food, is fantastically high. The 
city, especially Ras Beirut, is very modern, 
but underneath it is still a backward 
Oriental town with all the germs, con- 
fusion, and ignorance that is prevalent 
in that part of the world. 

Ann Marvin Wearer has been put in 
charge of the Pembroke Library branch 
which makes life very stimulating — or- 
dering books, etc. Jim starts teaching 
philosophy at Brown University this 
semester along with courses. 

Lorrie Norr Erdman is one of the 
lucky people who are having vacations in 
Florida this winter. 

Pat O'Keefe Beede, Ray, and Scott 
have been transferred "back east" and 
have a new home near Schenectady. Pat 
has joined KAPL wives social club 
(where Ray works) and has had some 
visits with Beverly Sandberg Minor. 

June Oswald Maurer is teaching so- 
cial studies and the remedial program in 
junior high school. Besides all the fun 
of having Georgia toddling around, June 
and Donn have bought their own home. 
It looks like the Maurers are another 
satisfied California family. 

Another family with a new home is 
that of Nancy Perry Vesely, Melvin and 
Carol Ann. Melvin is teaching mathe- 
matics at Carrick High. 

Also very busy as a homemaker and 
mother is Adele Pfeifer Ferianc. Adele 
says her recreation is bowling. 

New bride. Barbara Powell Bruckner, 
has become a confirmed Texan. She is 
learning to say "y'awl" with the best 
of the natives. Barbara extends an invi- 
tation to anyone down Texas way. 

Beverly Sandberg Minor and family 
have moved into their new home near 
Cleveland after several months delay. 
Most of the time since has been spent in 
Pittsburgh visiting their family or in 
Detroit seeing brother and sister-in-law, 
Phyl Lankenau Minor and Wendell. 

Another alumna working for Chatham 
is Emily Seaberg Barends. Emily is 
alumnae representative in the Harrisburg 
area. Frans is in his second year of 
residency at Polyclinic Hospital, and 
Emily is an elementary teacher. They 
have been traveling every chance they 
get — through New England, Nova Scotia, 
Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, 
the Gaspe Peninsula, and down through 
Quebec. Current plans are for a trip to 
New York City and a few days at Pocono 
Manor for skiing. 

Jean Thomas Hillman, John and 
Tommy joined the exodus to California 
last year. Jean belongs to an active 
Junior Women's Club in Pomona. They 
expect to be back east in the fall. 

Margie Van Ness Colven votes for the 
sunny south. She and Tom have bought 
a house with a wooded lot for their 
boys, 3 years and 2 years old. to run in. 
Besides the ideal weather in Aiken. 
Margie and Tom love the dogwoods on 
their lot and the opportunity to golf all 
year around. 

Good news for your Cleveland secre- 
tary is that Ivy Watson Baird and Phil 
are house-hunting on Cleveland's east 
side. , 



Betty Whaley Webster reports that 
little Frank and Martha keep her busy, 
but she is teaching Sunday School kin- 
dergarten and doing some community 
service through the Junior Women's 
Club. Betty suggests we should all send 
Christmas cards with our children's 
pictures. 

It was grand to hear from Peggy Bar- 
ker Miller after so long. She came back 
from Oregon after Bill got out of the Air 
Force and they now have a house in the 
country. She is enjoying their adopted 
son. Eric, who is now 19 months old. 

Also good to hear from Katie Dykema 
DuBois who is back in Pittsburgh from 
California and Chicago with husband 
George and children, Kathy, Jim, and 
Martha. 

Doing nothing but being a nursemaid 
and cook with very little reading in her 
spare time, is Sandy Hackett Schnappauj. 
Janie and her twin sisters keep Sandy 
very busy to say the least. Sandy says that 
husband Bill teaches at her old alma 
mater. Lancaster Country Day School. 

Another new bride in the class is 
Laura Miksch Diaz. Laura recently won 
fourth prize in a nationwide contest. She 
is in her 3rd year as church organist and 
is taking correspondence courses in con- 
testing and Bible study. 

Pat Kennedy Earley reports that her 
two sons. Jeff, who will be 3 in June 
and Peter, 1 in May were angels on their 
2 week trip over Christmas in New York 
visiting family and friends. She and Bob. 
who is doing exploratory development 
work for P & G, just love Cincinnati and 
claim that late this summer their doors 
will be open to any Chatham friends as 
they will have plenty of room when their 
"dream house" is completed. Pat also re- 
ports talking to M. J. Regal Hagemeister 
who says they are in the midst of en- 
larging their home at Lake Mohawk, N. 
J. — more fun. especially with an active 
2 year old running around. 

Shirley Elliott Johnston and husband. 
Tay. just bought a new six-room, red 
brick ranch house in Penn Township 
which they hope to occupy by May 1. 
They are now in the throes of selecting 
their color schemes, carpeting, etc., 
and Shirley is still managing to teach 
kindergarten in Forest Hills. 

Bert Thompson Thompson loves Nash- 
ville. Tennessee and Vanderbilt Univer- 
sity, where husband. Bard, is teaching 
Religion and Philosophy. 

For anyone California bound. Pat 
Whitehill Kirk says they would make 
good sightseeing headquarters as they are 
situated between Knott's Berry Farm and 
Disneyland. Should think Pat will know 
Disneyland forward and backward when 
her son. David, now 15 months old is of 
age to enjoy the marvels found therein. 

Nancy Brooks Burkhart has just in- 
creased the size of her family by one. 
The new addition is Kevin Thomas, born 
in January, and he will be company for 
Debra, 18 months old and 5 year old 
Carl. Jr. 

Alice Frank Brown says the Brown 
family is happily settled in Mt. Lebanon 
and enjoying their 10 month old boy, 
Eddie. Jr. 



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Eleanor Balent Young is now back in 
the routine of raising young ones. Daugh- 
ter Carol arrived January 13, 1957. 
and along with her two brothers Tom- 
my, 5, and Charles, 4. is keeping Mommy 
and Daddy quite busy. Paul has been 
transferred again so they will be moving 
to Bluefield, W. Va. sometime 
March 1. 

Joann Walthour is back in college. 
only this time on the other side of the 
fence. She is teaching kindergarten in 
the lab school at Indiana State Tea< hei 
College and besides having student teai !i 
ers coming in to do their teaching with 
her, she also teaches two classes of Child 
Literature at the college. 

Mary Pilgram Black says she and hus- 
band. Jim are kept pretty busy with a 
three year old daughter and eight month 
old son. 

Peggy Grove Marks is quitting her job 
in May. and following a Florida vaca- 
tion, will return to the life of a full- 
time housewife to care for her new house 
and litter of new-born Cocker Spaniel 
pups. 

Joyce Wilde Rownd reports family is 
still status quo — 2 children. Tom, 5 and 
Deb, 3 J/2. She is also helping to raise 
7 German Shepherd pups — more work 
than the children. Joyce is the Alumnae 
Representative for Admissions in Wheel- 
ing,' West Virginia. 

Last June Cissie McLeod Scalise and 
Bob moved into a beautiful and spacious 
apartment and in November Natalie Ann 
arrived to help fill the nursery. 

Marge McCune Powell says that they 
have been in their house for 4!'; years 
and are still trying to keep up with the 
painting and landscaping. Johnny, now 
six, is in first grade this year and Karen 
is 2 l /i years old. Tiny is still a chemical 
engineer. They see Jeanne Pudney Fulton 
and Jack every now and then and are 
godparents of Janice, the Fultons second 
daughter. 

Ann Macfarlane is being married in 
April to Harlan M. Richter ( Mike i in 
San Francisco. He is a Harvard Law 
graduate and is from Montana so the 
East and West are meeting in a big way 
for the event. 

Esther Bender Shaffer had her baby 
girl. Sally Jan, on December 25. 1956, 
and they are contemplating celebrating 
her birthday in June so she won't be in 
competition with Santa Claus. 

Joan Young Drugmond's son David, is 
an active two year old. 

Since Dick was promoted to Product 
Sales Manager in charge of all electronic 
components for Sylvania Electric. Inc., 
Sarabelle Segmiller Krapfel says they will 
be moving back to the home office in 
Warren. Pa., and hope to occupy their 
new home by April. Son Rickie. age 9 
months, is already walking. 

All their new things arrived last spring, 
so says Nancy Aeberli Mooney. She was 
referring to son, Dillon, who was born 
in April, and to their new house which 
they have been busy decorating. 

Nanna Moore Pollitt states they moved 
to Lancaster, Ohio, last November after 
Don realized he would rather talk to peo- 
ple than cows. So they have traded a far- 
mer's life for one of suburban living. 
Don's new job is with the legislative 

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branch of the Ohio Farm Bureau Feder- 
ation. Their days revolve around two 
little helpers, Craig, V/i, and Kathleen. 
2. 

Mary Ellen Leigh McBride's new baby, 
Mary, is a second prospect for Chatham. 
Ellen Leigh is three years old. Mary Ellen 
is still working on her Master's Degree 
at Pitt and is getting settled in a new 
home in Pleasant Hills. 

"Shippa" Hoy Dible reports she now 
has two boys — Jeffrey, 2 and Christo- 
pher, 10 months, and that husband, Len. 
is an industrial engineer for Alcoa in 
New Kensington. 

Ann Gould Moore and family will be 
moving to Buffalo, New York sometime 
in April where Don will complete his 
pediatric residency at Buffalo Children's 
Hospital. His official discharge date from 
USAF is April 2 1st. She reports a low 
of 26' below in Rome. N. V. this winter 
— Brr!! 

When Joan Goodwin Heckel wrote, 
they were in the midst of birthdays at 
their house — Sarah is 3, David, 4, and 
Rebekah. 1. All are celebrated in De- 
cember and January. They dedicated a 
new Christian Education Building and in 
February Joe went to New York to be 
a discussion leader at the Presbyterian 
Men's Convention. 

Ellie Colvin Wiley says that Susan 
Anne, born last July 7, and her 3 '/a year 
old brother. Jeff, plus Casey, their Collie, 
keep her quite busy. 

Andy H olden is one of the few women 
financial writers in New York and is em- 
ployed by Merrill Lynch, Pierce. Fenner. 
and Beane. She journeyed to California 
last spring to do stories for the company 
but was quite intrigued with Las Vegas 
and almost didn't make it to the Coast. 
She has a jazzy Greenwich Village apart- 
ment and is taking courses at NYU to 
improve her knowledge of finance. Per- 
haps Andy could give us a lesson in the 
art of finance (handling it. that is). 

Anne Gibb is teaching 8th and 9th 
grade English at Winchester-Thurston 
and looking forward to a visit in New 
York at Easter to see her brother, sister- 
in-law. and small nephew (whom she has 
never seen) when they make their first 
trip to the LT. S. from Scotland. 

Among our travelers was Pat Meyer 
Kovacs who tooted off to Cuba with Fred 
for a ten day vacation in early February. 

Mugs Sullivan Hannon and Jack are 
planning one of those trips of a life-time. 
Jack has to be in Amsterdam in June for 
an Allied Management Consultant's Con- 
ference and in Paris July 1 for a Na- 
tional Management meeting, so Mugs is 
going along. They will fly over and re- 
turn by the liner United States, about 
July 16. First off. though, she and Jack 
are going to Miami on March 1 for a 
week on a combined business and plea- 
sure trip. Mugs has really become a 
traveler but still finds time for the 
Garden Club, Ridgewood Civic Associ- 
ation, Junior Woman's Club of Wilkins- 
burg and McKeesport College Club, and, 
of course, most important of all is little, 
red-haired Michael, born last August. 

Peggy Clifford is still Managing Editor 
of Aspen's newspaper and owner-Editor 
of her own rather "strange" (her word) 
daily newsheet. Says it's like doing the 
Arrow all over again — only at least 17 



times as hectic. She still manages to get 
herself in Editorial hot water several 
times a week. 

Nancy Hawley Mertz taught Anatomy 
at Allegheny General Hospital School of 
Nursing from '54 to '56. She was mar- 
ried in November of 1954 and acquired 
2 small stepsons, now aged 9 and 8. 
This past January Nancy added a daugh- 
ter. Diedre Lee, to her family. 

Class members who reported no special 
news are: Elaine Stevenson Bolanis, Jane 
Feiler Miller, Donna Bischoff Meess, 
Anne Doering Rinaldo, Marilyn Black 
Auchterlonie, Rosella Petraglia, Peggy 
Tucker Thompson, Kathy Jones Schur- 
man, Jay Swanson Whelan, Marylou Wil- 
kinson McCall, Liza Rudisill Beadle, and 
Betty Lou Levy Miller, who are busy with 
children and/or new babies, and Audrey 
Sommers Whigham, who is working two . 
or three days a week in her mother's 
downtown Coin and Stamp Store. 

Received a card from an ex'51er say- 
ing she was married August 24, 1956 
to John Cavrich. My guess is that the 
new bride is Mary Elizabeth Elliott — 
there was no signature on the post card 
which was mailed in Hollidaysburg. 




Dutch 



Mark 



Jan 



Your Cleveland reporter manages to 
keep busy with Jan in kindergarten, 
Dutch into one project after another, and 
Mark in diapers. I've counted votes in 
the primaries and general elections till 
the wee morning hours, captained Com- 
munity Chest and Heart Fund campaigns 
in the neighborhood and walked for three 
others. Made a trip to Pittsburgh last 
November with Ruth Arnold Harmon 
and six prospective students. Saw G-G 
Guest Tritchler in the Snack Bar. Also 
ran into Carol Norton Diffenderfer and 
her family unexpectedly last' summer 
while visiting the folks in Harrisburg. 
Larry views all the extra activities with 
raised eyebrows, but has provided a new 
typewriter and a new car to make the 
jobs easier. 

News from the Flyte family follows 
much the same pattern — busy with Mark, 
age 2, and quite active in the local 
AAUW, and the usual bridge club. I am 
also the keeper of the scrapbook that 
Peggy and Dotty started last year, so if 
you have any recent snapshots that you 
would like to have included, please for- 



ward them to me. It will be fun. come 
our 10th reunion, to pass the book a- 
round to see "Who's Who from '51." 

The results of our class ballot on con- 
tributing $100.00 left in our Class Trea- 
sury to the Alumnae Fund have been 
wonderful. Of 78 replies, 66 were for the 
donation, 6 were against it, and 7 didn't 
vote. To those of the class who thought 
that we were proposing that they con- 
tribute that amount themselves — this 
money was left with the college after 
graduation. A note from the Bursar, Miss 
Gunderman, last fall, was the first we 
ever heard of it. Thanks for the affirm- 
ative vote; it will raise our class total 
tremendously this year. 



FIVE YEARS AGO 

(From the 1952 Recorder) 

Tears, Cheers as Berry Falls. Three 
modern structures in the Georgian 
style of architecture will replace Berry 
and Dilworth Halls . . . As the Re- 
corder goes to press, construction on 
the new buildings has already begun. 
Dilworth Hall . . . and that portion 
of Berry Hall which was added in the 
later 19th Century . . . have now 
been completely torn down. 



Class of 1953 

I.. 

Secretary: Marie B. Timothy 

47 Dinsmore Avenue 
Pittsburgh 5, Pa. 

MARRIAGES 

Alice Berry to James W. Adams. Jr. 
on June 18, 1956. 

Gloria D. Palmer to James E. Hadsell 
on December 15, 1956. 

Shirley Myers to Frank W. Simcik on 
August 18, 1956. 

Barbara D. Stokes to Richard M. Mc- 
Cracken on February 16, 1957. 

BIRTHS 

Marion Gallup Drummond, a son. Paul 
Frederick, April 15, 1956. 

Lois Glazer Michaels, a son. Eric Jo- 
seph, October 7. 1956. 

Janet McKain Fawcett, a daughter, 
Emily Ann, November 13, 1956. 

Barbara MacDonald Whalen. a daugh- 
ter, Deborah Jane, December 5, 1956. 

Jean Sweitzer Bower, a daughter. Deb- 
orah Shelly, September 24. 1956. 

Roberta Roscoe Stewart, a son, Na- 
than, July 22, 1957. 

Jean Maize Franklin, a daughter. Janet 
Ann, September 29, 1956. 

Dorothy Fraser Bell, a daughter. Karen 
Jean, December 28, 1956. 

Sally Hoffman Spongier, a daughter, 
Debra Ann, December 26, 1956. 

Eleanor Bailey Reese, a daughter. 
Elizabeth Anne, July 26, 1956. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Sally Hoffman Spangler (Mrs. James), 
Broadway Street, Meyersdale, Pa. 

Alice Snook Kalla (Mrs. Richard L.). 
5325 Fair Oaks Street. Pittsburgh 17. 
Pennsylvania. 



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Barbara Stokes McCracken (Mrs. Rich- 
ard M. ). 3249 Hebron Drive. Pitts- 
burgh 35, Pennsylvania. 

Jean Maize Franklin (Mrs. Richard A.), 
1579 Larchwood Drive, Dayton 3. 
Ohio. 

Elizabeth Frantz Purdum (Mrs. William 
H.), c o F. P. Purdum, East Brady. 
Pennsylvania. 

Joan Mering Power (Mrs. R. B. ) . 201 

Monroe Street, S. Charleston, West 

Virginia. 
Gretchen Albright Peck, (Mrs. Robert 

N.), 2652 Milford Drive. Pittsburgh 

34. Pennsylvania. 
Roberta Roscoe Stewart, (Mrs.). 251 

Ashbury Street. Apt. 2. San Francisco, 

California. 
Alice Berry Adams (Mrs. James W. ), 

411 Hoodridge Drive. Pittsburgh 34, 

Pennsylvania. 
Jeannine English Abel (Mrs. Richard 

W. ). Beatty Run Road, R. D. #3. 

Franklin, Pennsylvania. 

Thelma Fiori Lacerte (Mrs. Richard C. )> 

185 Woodhall Drive. Pittsburgh 36. 

Pennsylvania. 
Gloria Palmer Hadsell (Mrs. James E.). 

1745 Sky Line Drive, Pittsburgh 25. 

Pennsylvania. 
Holly Sherrard DeMart (Mrs. Herbert 

C). 14 Valley Road, McGrann Hills, 

R. D. #2. Bridgeville. Pennsylvania. 
Shirley Myers Simcik (Mrs. Frank W. ), 

2078 A. Alsace Road, Reading. Pa. 
Eleanor Bailey Reese (Mrs. Charles D. 

Jr. ) . 2 Madison Street. Massena, X. Y. 

GEXERAL XEWS 

Alice Snook Kalla and Dick are back 
in Pittsburgh after two years with the 
Army at Ft. Knox. Kentucky. Dick is 
now in Pitt Medical School and Alice 
has been working for Mr. Stolarevsky. 

There is a report that Joanne Bridges 
has about completed her Ph.D. in physi- 
cal chemistry. That will be a great day. 

For the past year the Webster Herald 
has had the services of Helen Means 
Pounds as their news editor. Helen also 
reports occasional visits with Sue Smith, 
also in Rochester. 

Bunnie Fraser Bell is a busy lady these 
days caring for her new baby. Bunnie 
and Dick have seen Ellie Bailey Reese 
and her husband. 

Jean Maize Franklin and Dick have 
had a busy year. Moved into a new 
house, had a baby, and added Hans, a- 
young horse of a dog. so Jean says. 

Cynthia Fortainier Wager reports noth- 
ing new except a station wagon, much 
needed to transport those two active 
boys. 

Alice Berry Adams still graces the 
halls of Taylor Allderdice, combining 
marriage and career for awhile. 

We hear Jane Smith Donaldson is still 
in Canada. 

Off to Middlebury, Vermont this sum- 
mer, is Marion Gallup Drummond. Bob 
is on the staff of the German School. 

Lois Glazer Michaels is helping Chat- 
ham get new students by interviewing 
prospective students in the Boston area. 
She also can be found subbing at 
Brookline High. 

Alumnae Recorder 



Francis Rohrich Jacobs reports things 
are real quiet out her way. Xew home 
and a teaching job keep her days 
crowded. 

We received a wonderful description 
of Jeannine English Abel's new home. 
Out of town, an acre of land, bounded 
on one section by a stream, it seems 
like a wonderful place to go home to 
after a day's work as her husband's 
dental assistant. 

Painting and decorating have replaced 
Army travel for Thelma Fiori Lacerte. 
Dick is a metallurgical engineer for 
Jones and Laughlin when he's not help- 
ing with the new house. 

It looks as though Holly Sherrard 
DeMart will soon be back in Pittsburgh. 
Herb is going to replace Army life with 
study for a Master's degree at Pitt. 

Two little girls now have Janet 
McKain Fawcett chasing around her new 
home. 

Nancy McGhee Mangold reports see- 
ing Nancy Hofsoos in Xew York last 
summer on one of her frequent trips. 
Nancy Hofsoos was on her way to 
Bermuda. Nancy Mangold is entering 
into comunity affairs in Plainfield. 

Xew England for Shirley Myers 
Simcik! Xice wedding trip according to 
Frank and Shirley. 

Sally Hoffman Spongier needed a big- 
ger home with two little girls to take 
care of, so she and Jim have moved into 
a house in Meyersdale. 

Yours truly is status quo. Just a re- 
minder, that next year, 1958, will mark 
five years since graduation. Reunion! 



Class of 1955 

Secretaries: Xatalie Stern Miller 
(Mrs. Craig) 
5865 Alderson Street 
Pittsburgh 17. Pennsylvania 
Barbara Wagner Fredette 
(Mrs. John W.. Jr.) 
1153 Murray Hill Avenue 
Pittsburgh 17. Pennsylvania 

EXGAGEMEXTS 

Sally Lou Beck to William Paul Lee. 

Patricia Jane McCormick to Stephen 
F. Goodrich. 

Leslie Mulvihill to Marshall Conn. 

Mary Kay Moteley to Sanjio Kamath. 

MARRIAGES 

Elizabeth Fawcett to James F. Cole- 
man, June 30. 1956. 

Marie Kibler to Fred R. Gaertner. 
June 30, 1956. 

Janine Jordan, to C. Roger Williams. 
May 28, 1956. 

Marcia Glazer to Ensign Lawrence F. 
Arnold, June 17. 1956. 

Arthalinda Cunningham to Carl D. 
Bhame. June 2. 1956. 

Rosalind Case to Robert Ernest 
Irving. Ill, February, 1956. 

Jane McGuigan to Christopher Leavv, 
June 16. 1956T 

Ruth Oberheim to Harold Webb. 
September 20. 1956. 



Joan Lee Wadsworth to Jonathan 
Brock. February 4. 1956. 

BIRTHS 

Ethel Gottesman Barajj, a son Irwin 
David. Xovember 28, 1956. 

Mary Jo Irwin Kelly, a daughter, 
Karen Suzanne. September 18, 1956. 

Sondra Blurnberg Sonneborn, a son, 
Rodger Ross. June 21, 1956. 

Janet Hoy Sterling, a daughter, Cyn- 
thia Jean. September 7. 1956. 

Marion Cuthrie Sweeney, a son, 
Edward James. April 1956. 

Regina O'Rourke McDonough. a 
daughter. Ann Keeley, July 1956. 

Mary Sanner Hooper, a son. John 
F. III." August 1955. 

Sunny Gibson Wilson, a daughter. Kim 
Debora, January 1957. 

Carlo Norberg Gout, a son, Charles 
Christopher (Chris), July 4. 1956. 

Marianne Thome Wright, a daughter, 
Mary Elizabeth (Libby). March 1956. 

XEW ADDRESSES 

Elizabeth Fawcett Coleman (Mrs. James 
F.). 704 Miller Street. Xorfolk 9. 
Va. 

Marie Kibler Gaertner (Mrs. Fred R.). 
339 S. Atlantic Avenue, Pittsburgh 32. 
Pennsylvania. 

Claire Koller Runger (Mrs. Robert G.), 
19 Pond Lane, Levittown, Pennsyl- 
vania. 

Janine Jordan Williams (Mrs. C. Roger), 
4 Stuyvesant Oval, Xew York 9, X. Y. 

Marcia Glazer Arnold (Mrs. Lawrence 
F.), 4422 Osage Avenue. Philadelphia 
4. Pa. 

Roialind Case Irving (Mrs. Robert E. i . 
1408 West Broad Street, Quakertown, 
Pa. 

Sondra Blurnberg Sonneborn ! Mrs. 
Charles L.). Ft. Eustis. Virginia. 

Arthalinda Cunningham Bhame (Mrs. 
Carl D.), 716 Sheridan Avenue. Pitts- 
burgh 6. Pennsylvania. 

Joanne Hoy O'Roark (Mrs. James F. . 
926 S. Aiken Avenue, Pittsburgh 3 2. 
Pennsylvania. 

Janet Hoy Sterling (Mrs. Charles O. ). 
31 Cedar Avenue, Apt. 2. West End, 
X. J. 

Mary Esther Lenhardt. 5321 Laketon 
Road, Apt. C-l, Pittsburgh 35, Pa. 

Louise Loewenthal Benjamin, (Mrs. 
Charles E.I. 181 Crescent Hills 
Road. Pittsburgh 35. Pennsylvania. 

Jane McGuigan Leavy I Mrs. Chris- 
topher). 6826 Meade Street. Pitts- 
burgh 8. Pa. 

Ruth Oberheim Webb (Mrs. Harold . 
112 W. Patty Lane. Monroeville. Pa. 

Joan Wadsworth Brock (Mrs. Jonathan . 
1325 Jackson Street. Denver 6, Col. 

Joan Monahan McFalls (Mrs. Thomas ), 
116 Laurel Heights Place, San 
Antonio. Texas. 

Bonnie Palmer Hagan, 1 Charles Street, 
L T niontown, Pennsylvania. 

Mary Kay Moseley. 286 X. Bellefield 
Avenue. Pittsburgh 13. Pennsylvania. 

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Nancy Smith Bienverth (Mrs. Donald 
B.). 93 Mt. Lebanon Boulevard. Pitts- 
burgh 28. Pennsylvania. 

Sunny Gibson Wilson (Mrs. Alan), R.D. 
#1, Mohnton, Pennsylvania. 

Marianne Thome Wright (Mrs. Robert), 
Drew Theological Seminary, Madison. 
New Jersey. 

Nancy McCafferty Watts (Mrs. William 
D.). c/o Lt. William D. Watts, 210 
Spear Drive. Fort Bragg, North 
Carolina. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Claire Koller Runger writes that Bob's 
flying airplanes from McGuire Air Force 
Base ; he is in MATS. Says she often sees 
Marita Pigossi Spongier. 

Mary Jo Irwin Kelly's husband. Dick, 
is now out of the army, and they'll be 
moving back to Pittsburgh shortly. Dick 
will be attending Duquesne Law School. 

As a copywriter and proofreader. 
Marilyn Hill is working for Batten. Bar- 
ton, Durstine, and Osborn (advertising). 

Ethel Gottesman Baraff's sister Ruth, 
now a sophomore at Chatham, enjoys 
her new roll as aunt to Irwin David. 

Presently stationed in Philadelphia, 
Marcia Glazer Arnold and Larry are in 
Navy. Marcia is doing social work for the 
Philadelphia Youth Service Board. 

Visiting the Arnold's over New Year's 
were Janet Kimball Lubic and her hus- 
band. Janet is doing library research in 
the Department of Public Health at the 
Lfniversity of Pittsburgh. 

This past fall, Lois Gilpin Pollock 
visited Muriel Oakes Prien in Cleveland, 
and Patricia McCormick in Pittsburgh. 
Lois is with DuPont in Wilmington. 

Since December Roasalind Case Irving 
has been working for the Rodale Press 
in the advertising department. She is 
assistant to the production manager. Roz 
writes that "production" is the process 
of getting the ads from the typewritten 
state to the finished stage in the 
magazines. 

From Catherine Avers comes news of 
social and church work. As Civic Chair- 
man in the Junior Woman's Civic Club 
of Cumberland, she is kept quite oc- 
cupied. Add to this church work and her 
work at the Allegany County Welfare 
Board, and the total results in Kay's 
being a very busy person. 

Elizabeth Fawcett Coleman is teach- 
ing seventh grade in the Norfolk City 
Schools. Her husband is in the Navy 
until June of 1957. 

Janine Jordan Williams writes from 
New York that she is, at the moment, 
doing many things at once. Besides a 
full-time job as an art representative, 
representing American illustrators' works 
to foreign publications, and keeping 
house, she is also teaching English classes 
once a week to foreign students, most 
of whom are Hungarian. She had also 
been attending the J. Walter Thompson 
copywriting classes. 

In their second year of teaching are 
the following people: Marie Kibler 
Gaertner — kindergarten. Linden and 
Osceola; Lorraine Hixenbaugh — kinder- 
garten. Fulton and Dilworth: Dorothy 



Kiiig Lambert — first grade, William Penn 
Grade School: and Mary Ellen Donaghue 
— first grade. Clayton School. 

After two years in the artillery, Chuck 
has been transferred to the Transporta- 
tion Corps, so he and Sandy (Sondra 
Hlumberg Sonneborn) are now at Ft. 
Eustis, Virginia. 

At Larimer School, Linda Cunning- 
ham Bhame is teaching art. She has the 
third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. 
Carl is attending Carnegie Tech. work- 
ing towards his Masters in Industrial 
Management. 

At the Gateway Center, Angela Fee is 
with the Eljer Corp., a division of the 
Murray Company. She is doing market 
research — forecasting, graphing, and 
charting. 

Since September, Mary Esther Len- 
hardt has been working at the Family 
and Child Service. Her work entails the 
placement of babies in foster homes. 

Patricia McCormick is with the James 
H. Mathews Company. Her fiance is 
teaching English at Carnegie Tech; he 
has just received his Masters Degree 
from Columbia University. 

Marion Guthrie Sweeney and her hus- 
band and two sons are on their way to 
San Diego. California, where George will 
be working with General Atomics Corp. 

Joan Monahan McFalls is teaching 
th.rd grade in San Antonio. Texas, but 
she and Tom will return to Pittsburgh 
this September. 

Mary Kay Moseley, after doing 
graduate work at Yale Divinity School, 
returned to Pittsburgh to work as as- 
sistant to the Baptist Minister to stu- 
dents in Western Pennsylvania, and also 
to be married this March. 

Nancy Walker who is a second grade 
teacher in Covina. California, had a very 
busy summer. Besides going to Claremont 
Graduate School she flew to Texas to 
visit Joan and Tom McFalls. She plans 
a visit back east this summer. 

Pat Jankowski held a meeting of the 
Columbus Chatham Alumnae group in 
her home on February 27. Mrs. Swiss- 
helm and Mr. Reidenbaugh from the 
college were guests. 

Carla Norberg Gaut, who traded 
chemical formulas for baby formulas 
this past summer, finds frequent week- 
end trips to New York a pleasant diver- 
sion, thanks to their being a 'PRR 
Family! Carla reports that Margie Lowry 
Hopkins is living in England where her 
husband John is attending graduate 
school at Trinity Colege. 

In September Marianne Thome 
Wright, with her husband and daughter, 
returned from a year and a 'half in 
Heidleberg, Germany. Robert is now at- 
tending Drew Seminary. 

Mary Joe Settino and Ruth Oberheim 
flew to California for two weeks last 
August and returned with a great num- 
ber of gorgeous colored slides. 

Nancy McCafferty Watts and her 
family have returned from several years 
in Japan and are now stationed at Fort 
Bragg, North Carolina. Nancy writes 
that she would welcome a visit from 
some of her classmates. 



REMEMBER 

June 1 

is 

YOUR DAY 

on campus. 

EVERY ONE 

is invited to 

ALUMNAE DAY 



w 



nether 



it is your special 

Reunion Year 

or not. 

COME 

and 

see old friends. 

Enjoy 



the 



Chatham Campus 



in its 



spring glory. 









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Chatham Colles.e 



'WHEN MOM WAS A BACHELOR OF ARTS" 

An original skit by Beatrice Lewis 

Performed at the Twenty-fifth Reunion of the 

Class of 1931 



WHEN MOM WAS A BACHELOR 
OF ARTS? 

Daughter: (Lumpy jeans — blousy skirt- 
pony tail; disdainfully perusing '31 
Yearbook) 

Oh, sing me a ditty of your youthful 
whirl — 

Was Pittsburgh a city when you were a 
girl? 

Were co-eds as pretty before Toni Curl — 

WHEN MOM WAS A BACHELOR 

OF ARTS? 
Your photos resemble cartoons of the 

Gumps, 
How did you assemble that prize set of 

frumps? 
And was that all you, dear — or did you 

have mumps — 

WHEN MOM WAS A BACHELOR 
OF ARTS? 

One look at that make-up would turn 

Revlon pale. 
In Islam that hair-do would bring back 

the veil ; 
To what did a girl owe success with a 

male — ■ 

WHEN MOM WAS A BACHELOR 

OF ARTS 
Mother: (Hedda Hopper hat) 

But for Miss '56 I could scarcely be- 
lieve. 

It's twenty-five years since our class 

took its leave; 
So you needn't go quite back to Adam 

and Eve— TO PICTURE THIS 

BACHELOR OF ARTS! 

In my day who wore a Bikini like 

this? (Holds one up) 

No lip-stick was smear-proof when I 

was a miss — 
But that didn't keep dates from risking 

a kiss— WHEN MOM WAS A 

BACHELOR OF ARTS! 

In our student era no A-Bombs had 

burst. 

Of feats electronic we seldom con- 
versed. 
But some of your dreamboats belonged to 

us first— WHEN MOM WAS A 

BACHELOR OF ARTS! 
Daughter: Clark Gable and Cooper 

are still in view 

Bing Crosby and Vallee now croon for 

us, too 
Mother: But their time was our time — 

when crooning was new — 
Both: WHEN MOM WAS A BACHE- 
LOR OF ARTS! 
Daughter: On TV and radio most 

everywhere 

Maurice Chevalier performs on the 

air — ■ 
Mother: But we heard him sing at the 

Follies Bergere — (Yes, sir, zat's my 

babee) 
Both: WHEN MOM WAS A BACHE- 
LOR OF ARTS! 



Mother: In our heyday the pageant for 
May Day was Greek — 
We remember the first time we heard 
Garbo speak — 

Daughter: I'll bet Valentino was play- 
ing "The Sheik!" 

Mother: You mean that Babe Ruth 
had a great winning streak 
WHEN MOM WAS A BACHELOR 
OF Arts- 
Mother: Our Bloomer Girl fashions 
when we were your age 
To you may belong in a chimpanzee's 
cage 

But wait till the 'Eighties dig what 
was the rage— FOR THE '56 BACHE- 
LOR OF ARTS! 

The whistles and wolf calls may go to 
your head — 

By your 25th you'll be lucky instead 
If vou're not a victim of middle-aged 
spread — WHEN YOU'RE AN 
ALUMNA of ARTS, Altho it is our 
turn to sit back and knit 
And envy endearing young charms just 
a bit — 

If the 'Fifties have Glamour, the 
'Thirties had IT! 

Both: WHEN MOM WAS A BACHE- 
LOR OF ARTS. 

Both : Each class in its way is entitled 
to boast. 

Daughter: For you were the TOP — 

Mother: Just as you are the MOST — 

Both: So let's bury the hatchet and 
join in a toast TO OUR FAVORITE 
BACHELOR OF ARTS! (Drink to 
each other) 

ENCORE 

Daughter: Along Tin Pan Alley we 
swing to Be Bop 

In minutes we circle the planet non- 
stop 

Mother: But ours was the thrill of 
Lindy's first hop 

Both: WHEN MOM WAS A BACHE- 
LOR OF ARTS! 

Mother: While we were not there for 
the Wright Brothers' flight 
The mem'ries we share bring us end- 
less delight 

We can let down our hair when we all 
reunite— THE '31 BACHELOR OF 
ARTS— 

You've remodelled the campus, you've 
added new fame 

Since our day you've even remodelled 
the name 

But Chatham or Shmatham — in our 
hearts its the same 
AS WHEN WE WERE BACHELORS 
OF ARTS! 

Daughter: We've remodelled the 
campus, we've added new fame 
Since your day we've even remodelled 
the name 

Both : But P-C or C-C — in our hearts 
its the same AS WHEN MOM WAS 
A BACHELOR OF ARTS! 



CHATHAM COLLEGE 

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Everyone is invited to attend 

ALUMNAE DAY and CLASS REUNIONS 

on Campus 

Saturday, June I, 1957 

Annual Business Meeting — 11 : 00 A.M. 

Reunion Luncheon — 1 :00 P.M. 

Reunion Class Meetings — 2:30 P.M. 

Special Five Year Reunions — Years ending in 2 and 7 



FALL- 1957 




PITTSBURGH REGIONAL GROUPS 






THE EXECUTIVE BOARD 

President Jane Harmeier Nims '35 

First Vice-President Janet Murray Newton '42 

Second Vice-President Nancy Garlow Hoop '52 

Recording Secretary Gloria Molinatto Spellacy '47 

Corresponding Secretary Letitia Mahaffey '39 

Treasurer ... Amy L. McBride '39 

Alumnae Trtistees . Edna M. Reitz '11 

Martha Glandon Luthringer '24 

Louise Graham Brown '25 

Executive Secretary and 

Fund Director Ruth Hunter Swisshelm '29 

Alumnae Relations Director Nora Lewis Harlan '28 



COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN 

Assimilation Donice Vail Rea '48 

Marilyn Bickmore Boleky '54 
Finance Anne McCullough Frey '34 

Nominating Lillian Taylor Franz '37 

Publicity Mary Ailes Sechler '26 

Reunion Peggy Suppes Yingling '43 

Jane Wood Ziercher '45 
Scholarship Betty Slocum Halderman '38 

Social Naomi Layman O'Donnell '50 

Scholarship Benefit Violet Sekey Jessop '33 

Joan Sherrick Young '47 

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Dormont-Mt. Lebanon 

Mrs. A. C. Ackenheil, Jr., (Polly Wilson '45) 
650 Royce Avenue, Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

Downtown Miss Helen Ryman '24 

50 Academy Avenue, Pittsburgh 28, Pa. 

South Hills Mrs. C. E. Sunnergren 

(Marian Updegraff '45) 
900 Maple Avenue, Pittsburgh 34, Pa. 

East Boroughs Mrs. Willard P. Spalding 

(Rita McEldowney '50) 
137 Marshall Drive, Pittsburgh 35, Pa. 

North Suburban Mrs. C. Richard Bickel 

(Dorothea Wirth '36) 

250 Camberwell Drive. Pittsburgh 38, Pa. 



OUT-OF-TOWN ALUMNAE CLUB 
CHAIRMEN 

Southern Calif. Mrs. H. M. Hagaman 

... (Barbara Moore '49) 
5847 Tampa Avenue, Tarzana, California 

Washington, D. C. Lt. Col. Lois M. Sproull '31 

3040 Idaho Avenue, N.W., Washington 16, D. C. 

Mrs. Edward Adelson (Lois Potts '54) 

1336 Missouri Avenue, Apt. Ill, Washington 11, D.C. 

Chicago, 111 Mrs. James A. Hughes 

(Helen Ensminger x'30) 

415 Washington Street. Wilmette, 111. 

Mrs. Robert Janke (Claudia Bullers '49) 

420 Homestead Road, LaGrange Park, 111. 

Boston. Mass. Mrs. M. M. Michaels 

(Lois Glazer '53) 
401 Washington Street. Brookline 46, Mass. 

Detroit, Mich Miss Clara Osgood '28 

138 Glendale, Highland Park 3, Mich. 

Buffalo. N. Y. Mrs. Marne A. Dubs 

(Clarla Gregson x'45) 
171 Doncaster Road, Kenmore 17, N. Y. fl 

Westchester County, N. Y. Miss Jane Linton '49 

Hartsdale Tower Apts., 1 1 Columbia Avenue 

Hartsdale, N. Y. 

Cleveland, Ohio Mrs. Bruce C. Harmon 

(Ruth Arnold '47) 
24112 East Silsby Road, Cleveland 21, Ohio 

Columbus. Ohio Mrs. Arthur Pfalzer, Jr. 

(Priscilla Ballard '50) 
254 Mayfair Blvd., Columbus 13, Ohio 

Youngstown. Ohio Mrs. William Musselman 

(Betty Monroe '44) 

160 Griswold Drive, Youngstown 12, Ohio 

Greensburg, Pa. Mrs. Paul McKelvey 

(Helen Barbour '52) 
636 Oak Hill Lane, Greensburg, Pa. 

Philadelphia, Pa Mrs. Robert A. May 

(Carolyn Pierce '33) 
334 Wister Road, Wynnewood, Pa. 

Chatham College 



CHATHAM 




CONTENTS 



To Honor a Name 4 



Chatham Today 5 



9 A number ol contributions to the 
Alumnae Fund were given as memorials to deceased 
friends and classmates. Such gifts were given in 
memory of Mary Blair '02, Nancy Blair '04, Lida B. 
Young '04, Anne Rutherford '14, Margery Stewart 
Gillson '14, Jane Evans '31, Anna Jane Goodwin '46 
and Joyce Aiken Brooks X'46. 



Letter from Libya 6 



Dr. Lily Detchen Reports 8 



On the Campus 1 



News of Alumnae Activities 14 



From the Secretary's Desk 16 



In Memoriam 16 



Class News 17 



$ After several changes in style during 
the last few years a new college class ring design has 
been adopted. The new ring, which is very feminine 
in appearance, features an oval stone in a smooth 
gold setting. The stone, which may be either ame- 
thyst or onyx, is engraved with the Chatham crest. 
The class numerals and the owner's name or initials 
are engraved on the inside of the shank. 



^ Membership in the new Chatham 
Cinema Club entitles each member to attend all of 
eight full length feature films screened on campus 
on Friday evenings during the year. Ranging from 
the sublime "Henry V" starring Laurence Olivier to 
the ridiculous "Duck Soup" with the Marx Bro- 
includes Spanish. Japanese, 
Italian films and ends with 



thers, the schedule 
English, French and 
"Great Expectations." 



The Purple Seal 



.38 




The RECORDER 

is the official publication of the 

CHATHAM College Alumnae Association 

Published twice a year, December and May. 

EDITOR Ruth Hunter Swisshelm 

Alumnae Recorder 



While many of the Chatham family 
traveled to Europe for pleasure last summer, four 
members of the faculty went for specific purposes. 
Dr. Stephen Borsody, Professor of History, was a 
member of a Columbia University team which spent 
three months in Western Europe making an in- 
dependent study of Hungary and the recent revolu- 
tion. Dr. Rudolph Cardona, Assistant Professor of 
Spanish, spent a month at the Consejo Superior de 
Investigaciones Cientificas in Madrid where he did 
research for a book on the contemporary Spanish 
novel. Dr. Channing Liem, Associate Professor of 
Political Science, along with a group of educators, 
clergymen and newspaper men. made a five weeks 
tour of the Middle East which carried him to Greece, 
Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan. Israel and Egypt. 
Dr. J. Cutler Andrews, Professor of History, was 
selected to participate in the International Exchange 
Program under the Fulbright Act, He and his family 
sailed in August for Finland where he will lecture in 
American Studies at the University of Helsinki for 
the 1957-1958 academic year. 

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To Honor 



a 



Name 



By Louise Flood Ega>: '45 



An engraved gold watch, a bronze 
plaque on a wall, initialled luggage 
that matches — there are many ways 
to honor a name that is thought of 
with such affection. 

By establishing the Mary Helen 
Marks Visiting Professorship, Mrs. 
Robert D. Campbell of the Board of 
Trustees chose a perpetual testi- 
monial with a double edge. Not only 
will Mrs. Campbell's gift bring add- 
ed honor to its name-sake, but also 
it will contribute even more cultural 
and intellectual prestige to the col- 
lege. 

Beginning next fall, the endow- 
ment will provide for a visiting pro- 
fessor in any of the fields of know- 
ledge included in the curriculum. It 
is expected that the person selected 
will be someone who has just retired 
with a distinguished record in his 
own field. 

When told of the honor, Miss 
Marks said: "I'm simply overcome!" 

It was five years ago that Miss 
Marks cleared her desk, folded away 
her cap and gown and officially re- 
moved herself from the Dean's List 
after 36 year's service to Chatham 
College. 

According to legend, ex-Any- 
things immediately take to a slow- 
moving rocking chair which has 
been softly padded with laurels to 
rest on. 

Not Miss Marks, as any Chatham- 
ite from 1916 to 1952 can guess. 

Those laurels were packed away 
with her cap and gown as she gradu- 
ated into the wide, wide world of a 
super-active retirement. 

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Mrs. Campbell, Miss Marks 



It took a passport to launch Miss 
Marks into her Second Life. As a 
guest of grateful alumnae and 
friends, she took a long, leisurely 
trip through the Near East, visiting 
North Africa, Egypt, Lebanon, Jeru- 
salem, Turkey and Greece. 

Since then, that matched luggage 
has been scratched by porters in Cal- 
ifornia (twice), New England and 
in practically every state with a pop- 
ulation of at least one Chatham 
alumna! As Miss Marks said: "I'm 
having such good times with the 
Alumnae. In fact, I feel that through 
them I'm now reaping dividends 
from my happy years at the college." 

Miss Marks does much of her 
dividend-reaping in downtown de- 
partment stores. With so many Pitts- 
burgh Alumnae out and about, she 
often finds herself setting up a gay 
receiving line in the millinery de- 
partment! 



There's not too much time for 
shopping excursions, though. In her 
so-called "retirement," Miss Marks 
has almost as many jottings on her 
engagement pad as she did at Berry 
Hall. 

She's secretary of the Metropoli- 
tan Board of the YWCA and also 
serves on its Personnel Committee. 
She's program chairman of the 
Smith College Club and head of the 
Credentials Committee of the Col- 
lege Club. 

She also goes back to The Hill for 
Alumnae Activities as an honorary 
member of Decade Five. 

Since she never kept house before, 
Miss Marks has found exciting ad- 
venture in furniture polish and the 
latest price slashes in the super 
market. She has turned cooking 
into a hobby and tries a new recipe 
evexy time she has a guest. 

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Chatham College 





There has been much thought 
and activity among alumnae and 
others in the past year or so as to 
how best to meet the $3,500,000 
challenge grant of The A. W. Mellon 
Educational and Charitable Trust. 
There have been notable, even ex- 
traordinary, results. To date slightly 
more than half the total amount has 
been subscribed and we have until 
December 31, 1957 to round out the 
campaign. In one sense there is dis- 
appointment that we have not come 
further toward reaching our goal, 
in another sense, deep satisfaction 
that we have doubled our endow- 
ment in one year's time, now stand 
eighth among the women's colleges 
in total endowment, and have 
clearly established that Chatham 
ranks among our strongest liberal 
arts colleges. At the same time we 
must never lose sight of our total 
$12,000,000 goal as of our centennial 
year in 1969. We have made friends 
and we shall need more if our 
"cornerstones" are to be made firm. 

And yet means must never be con- 
fused with ends, in this case con- 
stant improvement in the quality of 
education at Chatham. We are mak- 
ing great strides forward in what I 
hope are the right places. Our fresh- 
man class this year is an outstanding 
one, as is indicated elsewhere in this 
issue. In the past three years enter- 
ing classes have ranked in the upper 
third of institutions requiring the 
Scholastic Aptitude Test of the Col- 
lege Entrance Examination Board, 
and these institutions are, in the by 
and large, those with the highest 
standards in the land. Next year we 
are requiring three achievement 
tests of the College Entrance Exami- 
nation Board, to get further infor- 
mation on applicants. In this pride 
of academic achievement, there need 
be no fear that "the well-rpunded" 
student will be overlooked. She is 

Alumnae Recorder 



Chatham 
Today 



by 
PAUL R. ANDERSON. 

President 



more sought after than ever before. 
Within the past two years the fa- 
culty has increased in size to the 
point where we can now boast of a 
faculty-student ratio of one to eight, 
insuring attention to individual 
needs. The faculty is productive in 
research and Educational Television 
as well as in teaching. If it be true, 
as I believe it is, that a faculty 
"makes" an institution, Chatham is 
unusually blessed. 

The curriculum continues to at- 
tract wide attention, no longer for 
its newness, more for its solidity. 
Foreign language requirements have 
recently been strengthened. The 
basic curriculum has proved its merit 
on the basis of test scores of our stu- 
dents in the Graduate Records 
Examination where they were among 
the best in the humanities and not 
far behind in the social studies. The 
tutorial and Philosophy of Life round 
out the senior program in depth 
and spiritual orientation. The col- 
lege was commended for its "super- 
ior" program last year in its Middle 
States Association evaluation. 

Students, faculty, curriculum — 
these are the telling factors in 
quality. Chatham stands high in 
these and is the reason why your 
Alma Mater grows in esteem each 
year. 

We need a new fine arts building. 
We should increase salaries to main- 
tain a superior faculty. We should 
grant more scholarship aid. But with 
strong foundations already here 
these and other needs will certainly 
soon be met as we keep striving to 
make Chatham the greatest college 
we know how to make it. Institutions 
like Chatham will go a long way to 
conserve our traditional values as 
well as to discover new ones in a 
world threatened by destructive for- 
ces. They must, and will, succeed. 



May 8, 1957 
Mr. Paul R. Anderson 
President, Chatham College 
Pittsburgh 32, Pennsylvania 

Dear Mr. Anderson : 

It is my pleasant responsibility 
to report to you the official action 
of the Commission on Institutions 
of Higher Education taken re- 
cently after serious and careful 
consideration of the Self-Evalu- 
ation Questionnaire you submit- 
ted to us, the Evaluation Report 
prepared by the Visiting Com- 
mittee under the chairmanship 
of Sarah Gibson Blanding, Pres- 
ident of Vassar College, and of 
Miss Blanding's oral analysis. 

The Commission's decision was 
to reaffirm the accreditation of 
Chatham College. 

The Commission is deeply ap- 
preciative of the opportunity it 
has had to examine the aims and 
affairs of a superior institution 
and wishes to commend you, your 
colleagues and your board of 
governance lor setting an. re- 
vealing standards and procedures 
for competent work, thereby per- 
forming a ■ service to the whole 
community of higher education. 

The Evaluation Report, copies 
of which will be sent to you under 
another cover by the Executive 
Secretary, will reveal in more de- 
tail the several indications of 
commendable points observed by 
the Visiting Committee. You 
will find in the Report, too, some 
suggestions for further explora- 
tion which you may wish to en- 
tertain as a follow-up to the pre- 
vious self-evaluation and evalua- 
tion process. 

It is the trust of the Commis- 
sion that you will find the Re- 
port helpful to you in making bet- 
ter an institution already adjudg- 
ed to be superior. If there is 
anything that the Executive Sec- 
retary or anv of the officers of 
the Commission can do for you 
now or at any future time, please 
do not hesitate to call upon them. 

Faithfully yours, 

Ewald B. Nyquist 
Chairman' 



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Letter from Libya 



By Lenore Corey '50 



Itchy feet and a yen to travel — 
plus a wealthy uncle named ''Sam'" 
— have taken me across the Atlantic 
and Indian Oceans, across the Medi- 
terran Sea, to three continents and 
eleven countries in the past five 
years. ''Sam", acting through one of 
his "travel bureaux" (i.e. the For- 
eign Service of the Department of 
State), arranged for me to make 
this tour, all expenses paid. 

The first three years, I worked at 
the American Embassy in Pretoria, 
Union of South Africa. At present. 
I'm working at the American Em- 
bassy in Triopli, United Kingdom of 
Libya. At both Embassies I have 
worked in the Political Section. Be- 
sides standard secretarial duties such 
as typing, filing, answering the tele- 
phone and maintaining the boss' ap- 
pointment book, I also clip news- 
paper stories about the local political 
scene and maintain biographic data 
files on political personalities. 




Street in Libya 

The political mood of a country- 
is seldom static and my five years 
abroad have been marked by many 
points of interest including change- 
overs in the local government, minor 
riots and demonstrations, and the 
signing of a Military Assistance 
agreement with Libya. During the 
Suez crisis we reached a peak of 

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excitement with eight bomb throw- 
ings, a 7 P.M. curfew and martial 
law with armed policemen lining 
the major streets of Tripoli. One 
night, while driving the two blocks 
between my apartment and the Em- 
bassy in response to a call from the 
office, I was stopped by a road 
block. A machine gun waved in my 
face while my curfew pass was ex- 
amined. Foreign Service life has its 
hazardous moments! 

Socially, the Foreign Service can 
be a whirl of cocktail parties, din- 
ners and luncheons. Command per- 
formance cocktail parties occur at 
Christmas and on the Fourth of 
July when the entire American com- 
munity of the city attends open 
house at the Ambassador's residence. 
Large receptions are given for spec- 
ial events such as the recent courtesy 
call of the S. S. Salem, flagship of 
the Sixth Fleet, and the visit of Vice 
President Nixon during his tour of 
Africa. 

Tripoli offers Italian. Arabic and 
American motion pictures. There is 
nightly dancing in one of the hotels. 
Tripoli has two night clubs which 
feature cushioned divans, brass tray 
tables, expensive watered-down liq- 
uor and belly dancers. A pleasant 
evening may be spent sitting in a 
sidewalk coffee house, watching the 
world pass by. A visit to the local 
casino eases a desire for gambling 
(and usually eases the pocket book, 
too). 

Most entertainment is done in the 
home, in the form of dinners. Local 
restaurants leave much to be desired 
in some areas, the choice of food 
being limited. As much as one may- 
enjoy Italian foods, one becomes 
very tired of tomato sauce, cheese 
and oregano on everything one eats. 
Consequently, most Foreign Service 
employees learn to cook at least one 
speciality. Those who have served a 
tour of duty in the Far East are wiz- 
ards with shrimp and sea food dish- 
es. Those who have come from 
European posts concoct delicate wine 
sauces. In Tripoli, where eight of us 
live in one apartment building, we 
combine forces for Sunday meals. 
One person fixes the salad, another 
prepares vegetables, another makes 
the dessert, while the rest tend to the 



charcoal broiler so that the pork 
chops (basted with a tomato sauce). 
or the steaks (basted with a garlic 
sauce), or the duckling (basted with 
an orange sauce) are done to a turn 
to suit every palate. 

If the local community offers little 
amusement, one develops interests of 
one's own. We have an active Hi-Fi 
group in Tripoli and one or more 
evenings each week are spent listen- 
ing to symphonies and operas. We 
have color slide evenings in which 
we see photographs taken at pre- 
vious posts and hear descriptions of 
life in those areas. This enables us j 
all to build up mental listings on 
"Posts I should like to have" and 
"Posts I will avoid at all costs". 
Amateur painters find inspiration in 
minarets and palm trees. Some girls 
become accomplished seamstresses 
due to lack of clothing stores in a 
particular locality. We become avid 
readers, from who-done-its to histor- 
ies of the locality. 

Living conditions vary with the 
area of the world. I know some peo- 
ple who lived in quonset huts in 
Manila, in palaces in Rome, in drab 
but clean pensions in Paris, in mod- 
ern skyscraper apartments in Johan- 
nesburg, and in thatched-roofed 
houses in Madras. Personally, I lived 
in a modern apartment with kitchen. 




Sunning in the courtyard 
with "Bobbie" 

Chatham College 



bath and balcony opening off of a 
large living-bedroom combination in 
Pretoria. After a year, another girl 
and I moved into a lovely one story- 
house with three bedrooms, living- 
room, diningroom, kitchen, bath, 
pantry, fireplace, two car garage and 
a garden. In Tripoli, I am living in 
a large apartment, four rooms, kit- 
chen, bath, storeroom and a large 
tiled courtyard and garden. 

One of the mixed delights of liv- 
ing abroad is servants. In some areas 
of the world you lose face if you 
attempt to rinse out your own ny- 
lons. A servant must do it for you. 
Even the servants are limited in their 
activities about the house. One man 
who had served a tour of duty in 
Addis Ababa described the nine ser- 
vants which were absolute necessities 
to run his six room house: a maid 
dusted the furniture, a boy cleaned 
and polished the floors, a boy clean- 
ed the bathroom, a cook purchased 
and cooked the food, a boy scrubbed 
and peeled the vegetables, a boy 
washed the dishes, a boy served the 
meals and cleared the table, a laund- 
ress did the clothes and a gardener 
did the yard. All household tasks 
were prescribed by local custom and 
woe to the dish washer who attempt- 
ed to boil a pot of tea on the cook's 
stove. 

At most posts, fortunately, one 
servant does everything. In South 
Africa we had a native boy who 
cleaned house, did our laundry, tend- 
ed to the garden and washed the 
two automobiles we had. He worked 
slowly, and not too carefully some- 
times, but he was on duty from 6 
A.M. until midnight — all for a 
monthly salary of $12. In Tripoli, 
I have an Arab boy who performs 
the same duties. He also turns some 
of the books upside down on the 
book shelves so I'll notice he has 
dusted them. He works from 7 : 30 
A.M. to 11:30 P.M. for $24 per 
month. 

For those persons assigned to 
posts in Europe, every weekend 
means a jaunt to a nearby city or 
country. For those of us stationed in 
Africa or other more widely spread 
areas, we must depend upon the 
annual vacation of thirteen working 
days or long holiday weekends for 
our sight-seeing. 

In South Africa, I visited Kim- 
berly diamond mines and saw a 
small pile of diamonds, total value 
$75,000, which were the day's pro- 
duce and some of which are' perhaps 
gracing the fingers of Chathamites 



now. Lourenco Marques, Durban, 
Zululand, Swaziland, Kruger Game 
Reserve (where one meets lions and 
elephants au naturale from the safe- 
ty of one's automobile), Johannes- 
burg (the city of gold), and Cape 
Town, (the end of the African con- 
tinent where the Indian and Atlantic 
oceans meet), were some of the trips 
I made while living in Pretoria. 




At the Roman ruins. 

Tripoli offers fewer excursions. 
Sabratha and Leptis Magna, mag- 
nificent ruins of Roman cities now 
partly reconstructed, offer archaeolo- 
gy and history in a sea side setting 
which is perfect for picnics and swim- 
ming. Tunis and the ruins of Carth- 
age lie fourteen hours drive to the 
West. Benghazi and the Greek ruins 
of Cyrene lie fourteen hours drive to 
the East. Egypt and the Middle East 
can be visited by air for about two 
hundred dollars. Tripoli's primary at- 
traction is the proximity of Rome, 
a mere three hour flight away. 

A Foreign Service employee must 
have great curiosity about his as- 
signed area and the people living 
there if he wishes to enjoy his tour 
of duty in that country. He must 
also have a strong stomach to enable 
him to swallow the raw fish of Ja- 
pan, the fried grasshopper of central 
Africa or the sheep's eye of the Arab 
world. 

In South Africa, I was a regular 
visitor at a Mapoch village of gaily 
painted mud huts. Once I attended 
the debut of one of the young girls 
of the village. She had been locked 
up in a dark room for three months 
prior to the debut so that she could 
meditate and prepare herself for her 
adult life. At the debut, guests came 
from villages miles away to bring 
gifts of food, dishes, pottery water 
jugs, straw brooms and enamel 
basins — the requirements for any- 
well-kept home. 

In Tripoli. I have eaten couscous 



dinners and have downed the tradi- 
tional three cups of tea without ill 
effect. Recently, several of us attend- 
ed an all-female wedding reception. 
(Arab men in Libya are not per- 
mitted to gaze upon, the faces of any 
women other than their own wives, 
mothers or unmarried sisters. The 
women still wear blanket-like robes 
which cover their heads and bodies 
from top to toe.) The marriage had 
been arranged by the families of the 
bride and groom. The bridal couple 
met for the first time after the mar- 
riage ceremony. The reception was 
in celebration of the consumation of 
the marriage. Drums thumped, 
hands clapped and hips waggled un- 
til late at night. Couscous was served. 
A description of life in Tripoli 
would not be complete without a 
word about our favorite summer 
time (April through November) 
sport — snorkling and skin diving in 
the Mediterranean. Being a very 
poor swimmer, it is with great 
amazement that I find myself meet- 
ing a fish nose to nose thirty feet 
below the surface of the water. 




Alur 



Re 



Ready for skin-diving 

There's nothing quite so delightful 
as zooming over rocks, ' hovering to 
examine a star fish on a ledge, glid- 
ing through archways, free as a fish 
in the sea. There's nothing quite so 
exciting as finding a bit of coral en- 
crusted pottery lying among the sea- 
weeds which cover the wreck of a 
Roman ship. In fact. I'm so enthusi- 
astic about this new underwater 
world that I'd like to apply for a 
position in the Political Section of 
our Embassy to the Court of King 
Neptune, if and when we open a 
diplomatic mission there. Now I suf- 
fer from itchv fins and a ven to 



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Dr. Lily Detchen 



Dr. Detchen 



Do you remember the Question- 
naire you answered in 1955-1956 for 
the office of Evaluation Services? 
Have you wondered what might have 
happened to it in the time which 
has passed since then? 

After many months of checking, 
tabulating and analysing, the results 
have been compiled into a one hun- 
dred and eighty-five page report. 
What Dr. Detchen has given here is 
the mere abstract of the original. 
(Ed.) 

It might be interesting to note 
first the kinds of studies and lists 
that have been compiled and some of 
the uses that have been made of the 
questionnaires and then to follow 
those with some statistics of interest. 

The general information obtained 
falls into five categories: corrected 
addresses for the Alumnae Office 
files; job lists for departmental ma- 
jor groups which have been very 
helpful in advising present students 
about job opportunities, since the 
lists prove so very realistic to them; 
a sort of Who's Who directory of 
alumnae which has been of use on 
several occasions, most recently in 
connection with the (periodic) eval- 
uation of the College by the Middle 
States Association ; directory of alum- 
nae engaged in education in the 
Pittsburgh district, of value to the 
Education Department in connec- 
tion with student teachers, and to 
the Admissions Department in learn- 
ing of future prospective students; 
and, in general, many uses in coun- 
seling prospective students in terms 
of what have been the general out- 
comes for alumnae. 

Statistics of Returns 

Through all of our analyses, we 
observed a breakdown of the returns 

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Reports 



by two groups: the Recent Group — 
graduated 1945-1954, inclusive; The 
Early Group — graduated prior to 
1945 (and before the Basic Curricu- 
lum) . 

There was a return of 78 per 
cent from the Recent Group and of 
51 per cent from the Early Group. 
The latter figure was greatly affect- 
ed by 305 known deaths and 131 
lost addresses among the older mem- 
bers. For the Recent Group only, we 
compared cumulative grade aver- 
ages for respondents and non-re- 
spondents, because it was the only 
common denominator we had, and 
found identical distributions. At 
least it cannot be said that our re- 
plies were (either more or less) 
biased in terms of success as schol- 
ars. Response for both Groups was 
quite good when compared with 
that obtained in similar studies. 

Job Data 

This portion of our study was con- 
fined to 579 students in the Recent 
Group. For them our generaliza- 
tions were : 

1. Practically all, 88 per cent, 
did take jobs. 

2. Most entered immediately up- 
on a chosen career without much 
"career" shifting — a complete shift 
in the nature of work being the ex- 
ception, not the rule. Within the 
chosen "career" the Group either 
did not shift their job affiliations at 
all or shifted but once before settling 
in for their full span, or quitting 
altogether to assume a full responsi- 
bility for homemaking and child- 
bearing, which for most came within 
several years. 

3. Only a slim majority entered 
employment fields primarily related 
to the major (64 per cent). Any 



general statistic on this kind of re- 
lationship is, however, very mislead- 
ing, for there are large differences 
by major subjects, varying from 100 
per cent in science to in mathe- 
matics. 

4. The expression of satisfaction 
with the major choice was somewhat 
higher (74 per cent) than was the 1 
fact of job-relatedness stated above. 

5. Those who continued work 
following marriage continued in the 
same job much more often than not. 
If marriage resulted in a move to 
another city, a similar job was se- 
cured. This was markedly true of 
teachers, chemists, biologists, nurses, 
although it appears that some of 
these women may possibly have re- 
gressed in salary, judging by the de- ; 
creasing level of responsibility of the 
jobs. 

6. That old chestnut that the 
secretarial door opens vistas to po- I 
sitions which initially do not welcome 
women, had little support in our 
findings. The woman who took a 
secretarial position retained that 
title. Perhaps her responsibilities and 
interests in the job did broaden, but 
her title did not change. There were 
exceptions, of course; a few became 
junior . executives, but even they 
listed themselves as "secretary and 
executive." The rare woman who 
remains with the firm for many 
years, and this of course would not 
happen in the age bracket we were 
considering, may occasionally share 
in the more creative aspects of the 
undertaking, as was occasionally ob- 
served among the older alumnae, 
but even there the instances were 
very few. 

7. Eighty-seven per cent of grad- 
uates who used their majors directly 
on their jobs expressed satisfaction 

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with the major choice. When the 
graduate placed in a non-related 
activity, satisfaction with the major 
choice dropped to 54 per cent. Those 
who were not satisfied usually indi- 
cated a preference related to a job 
held currently. 

Some Comparisons 

There were two sources of similar 
data against which we compared 
some of the findings, although stud- 
ies of this nature rapidly become 
outdated. 

Comparison with women gradu- 
ates under 30 years of age in a 1947 
Time Magazine survey showed a 
very close pattern of agreement in 
the matter of work areas in general, 
with the exception of Science, where 
there were more Chatham graduates 
employed and of Home Economics, 
where there were fewer. 

The matter of dissatisfaction with 
the major (26 per cent) agreed 
closely with the degree identified in 
the Time survey (25 per cent). The 
factor of dissatisfaction was clearly 
less for Chatham majors in Educa- 
tion (6 per cent as against 28 per 
cent nationally), almost identical in 
the Humanities, (34 and 33 per 
cent), greater in Social Sciences and 
in Home Economics, although in the 
latter instance, not clearly so, for 
the size of this sample was really too 
small to be reliable. 

Post-Graduate Study 

Of the 680 respondents of the 
Early Group, 41 per cent reported 
having done some post-graduate 
study at an institution of higher edu- 
cation. An additional 10 per cent 
attended such specialized schools as 
business training, fashion design, or 
the like. Master's degrees were earn- 
ed by 18 per cent of the 680 and 
doctoral degrees by 1 per cent. The 
Commission on Human Resources 
and Advanced Training reported a 
national figure of 17 per cent for 
the master's and 1 per cent for the 
doctorate (based on men and wo- 
men ) in the college graduate popula- 
tion of 1950. There are no other 
directly comparable reports known 
to us. 

In a study conducted by a major 
university with selective enrollment, 
it was reported that nine years after 
graduation 5 per cent of women had 
earned a master's degree and 1 per 
cent the Ph.D. or M. D. In the cor- 
responding period of time, 13 per 
cent of Chatham graduates had 
earned the master's and 6 'per cent 
the Ph.D. It seems then that for this 

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Early Group, the graduate study 
rate was higher than normal expec- 
tation. While the quality of our 
group has certainly been superior, 
in all objectivity we must also at- 
tribute the higher rate to the ad- 
jacency of graduate schools in Pitts- 
burgh, since the Early Group belong 
to a period when students were 
drawn mainly from Pittsburgh and 
its environs, which is much less true 
today. 

Of the 145 master's and doctoral 
degrees earned, 58 per cent were 
earned at the University of Pitts- 
burgh, 1 1 per cent at other state 
institutions and 31 per cent out of 
state in 27 different institutions. Of 
the 145, 30 per cent were in Educa- 
tion. Of the 84 degrees earned at the 
University of Pittsburgh, 44 per cent 
were in Education. 




Practice Teaching 

In the matter of "honors", 40 per 
cent of graduate education majors 
and 27 per cent of non-education 
majors were recognized by election 
to the respective honorary societies 
in their fields. One-third of all grad- 
uate students working on degrees re- 
ceived financial awards. 

Greek, Biology and Psychology 
were the fields sending most of the 
Early Group into graduate school — 
100, 56, and 40 per cent respectively 
of the students majoring in them. 

It takes a span of about 20 years 
to realize the completion of graduate 
study for any single class. Therefore, 
outcomes on recently graduated 
classes are necessarily suspended. 

Thirty-one per cent of the group 



of 579 respondents indicated they 
have done some post-graduate study 
in higher institutions; half took this 
work in education subjects and half 
in non-education subjects. 

Not enough time, has elapsed to 
permit an accurate determination of 
the number of higher degrees that 
will be earned by the Recent Group. 
For those who have been graduated 
for at least four years, the rate is 8 
per cent, which may be compared 
with 9 per cent for the Early Group 
in the same lapse of time, 6 per cent 
reported in a four-cities survey of 
women college graduates and 8 per 
cent (who were in 1950 full-time 
graduate students but not necessarily 
degree earners) reported for women 
by the Commission. In view of the 
past history, it does not seem un- 
reasonable to expect that in time the 
rate will be very close to the 19 per 
cent accumulated by earlier gradu- 
ates. In addition, another 5 per cent 
will have obtained other types of 
professional or semi-professional ed- 
ucation - - medicine, librarianship. 
science, physiotherapy, etc. 

In the Recent Group, relatively 
more degrees were earned and post- 
graduate study undertaken in Edu- 
cation. The 2 : 1 ratio of the Early 
Group favoring a non-Education em- 
phasis is in the Recent Group a 1 : 1 
ratio. This- is more the result of 
there being more Education majors 
(about three times as many) in the 
population who do undertake post- 
graduate study and less the result of 
shifts into education at the graduate 
level of other majors. 

Relatively more students who ma- 
jor in Education now do post-gradu- 
ate study than was formerly true. 
This trend is duplicated nationally. 

The post-graduate emphasis is in 
general that of the undergraduate 
major (73 per cent). This rate is 
higher now than for the Early Group 
(45 per cent) and higher than that 
reported by the Commission (40 per 
cent). It has shown a strong tenden- 
cy to increase in this respect more 
recently. 

With more graduates abroad, it 
is to be normally expected that more 
institutions will be attended. Also, 
with the extending radius of initial 
recruitment of students, it is normal 
to expect that their post-graduate 
work will be taken in a greater 
number of graduate institutions. 
Regardless of reasons, our horizons 
in this respect are broadening with 



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DR. DETCHEN REPORTS 

(Continued from Page 9) 

many more institutions being atten- 
ded. 

It was also noted that the inter- 
est in library training and social 
work had waned. Only one indi- 
vidual of this decade reported hav- 
ing studied further at a school of 
library science and only three in 
social work schools. 

Just three of the 579 had earned 
Ph.D.'s. This is in agreement with 
the national statistic of 1 per cent 
for the earning of the Ph.D by col- 
lege women. 

Adequacy of Preparation 

In reply to this question, it was 
stated that preparation both in the 
major field and in the general edu- 
cation areas had been most ade- 
quate. The only criticisms voiced 
had already been met by cancella- 
tion of the program in nursing edu- 
cation, addition of a course in 
Chaucer, broadening of the offerings 
in Psychology to include experimen- 
tal Psychology, and revisions in the 
department of Modern Languages. 
Chatham's Educators 

Twelve per cent of all respondents 
had been Education majors; and of 
these, 58 per cent were of the Re- 
cent Group. Of all Education ma- 
jors responding, just 52 are currently 
employed in education. It seems a 
safe conjecture that Chatham has 
something less than 100 alumnae 
actively engaged in education and 
that two-thirds of these are fairly 
recent graduates. Sixty-seven per 
cent of the Recent Group now 
teaching are married. Seventy-one 
per cent of the current Education 
group have done post-g r a d u a t e 
study, and 31 per cent have earned 
higher degrees. 

Evaluation of the Tutorial 

Included in the Questionnaire was 
a section directed at evaluation of 
the Senior Tutorial Program. Dur- 
ing the period of time that the Tu- 
torial Program had been offered to 
classes covered in the survey, (1950- 
1954), 330 tutorials had been writ- 
ten. The 235 replies represented 
a 71 per cent sample of this num- 
ber. Relatively few students (8 per 
cent) evaluated the Tutorial as "not 
worth-while." Two-thirds of the 
group considered it as more worth- 
while to them than any two courses 
they might have taken in its stead. 
About one-fourth of the class stated 

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it was the most outstanding feature 
of their education. A fourth of the 
class considered it to be worth- 
while, although probably no more so 
than the two courses it supplanted. 




Tutorial conference in Political 
Science 

One could not help but get the 
impression from the replies that the 
Tutorial experience had been im- 
measurably beneficial to the gradu- 
ate student. The values were those 
that might be expected — experience 
in the scholarly disciplines, training 
in independent organization and re- 
search, the development of library 
skills, and experience in reporting. 
Many reported tangible benefits in 
which the Tutorial was directly in- 
strumental in helping to secure a de- 
sired job. 

Evaluation of Achievement 

This section of the questionnaire 
was sent only to the Recent Group. 
In the analysis we were most inter- 
ested in the responses of the gradu- 
ates of the years corresponding with 
the Basic Curriculum period (1950- 
1954), as compared with responses 
of the graduates of 1945-1949. Of 
the twenty goals listed, there were 
none "achieved" for the non-Basic 
group more frequently than for the 
Basic group, but there were seven 
that showed marked gains for the 
Basic group. Briefly stated, these 
pertained to increased understand- 
ings and enjoyment of music, art, 
literature, understanding of other 
people — consideration for their view- 
points and freedom from prejudices 
— learning to think clearly and fol- 



low a problem through to solution, 
and concern for the spiritual, intel- 
lectual and creative phases of human 
life. 

The goals utilized in this survey 
had also been used by a major Uni- 
versity in a self-survey. The Chat- 
ham alumnae reported much more 
favorably than the University alum- 
nae. 

In general all alumnae of the dec- 
ade covered were glad that they had 
attended a liberal arts college (98 
per cent) and 80 per cent of gradu- 
ates of the last four years were glad 
they had attended a college for 
women. 

Political Participation 

The group as a whole showed but 
little interest in active politics. Few- 
er than 5 per cent of the 1945-1954 
graduates had joined the League of 
Women Voters. However, they do 
make an effort to keep informed in 
politics and 99 per cent vote in na- 
tional elections. Fifty per cent of 
the youngest maintain the same pol- 
itical affiliation as their husbands 
and 70 per cent that of their fa- 
thers. This situation is reversed with 
age, more professing the husband's 
affiliation and fewer the father's. 

Marriage as of 1955 

Marriasre rates varied of course 
with age: 

1945-49 - 88 per cent married 

1950 - 81 " " 

1951 - 91 " " 

1952 - 69 " " 

1953 - 67 " " 

1954 - 67 " " 

These rates are quite high. It is 
generally estimated that at age 30, 
69 per cent of women college gradu- 
ates are married. 

Within six years, nine out of ten 
alumnae are married. The unmar- 
ried continue in full-time employ- 
ment. The marriage rate has great- 
ly accelerated in the past five years. 
Of those who marry, about nine in 
ten have at least one child. In the 
Class of '54 one in three have had 
the first child within eighteen 
months of graduation. It appears 
probable that half the group have 
their first child within two years of 
graduation. Of those who marry, 
three out of four are not employed 
six years later, although some hope 
to be later on. The women are 
marrying men at the same or a high- 
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Chatham College 



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SECOND YEAR OF 

EDUCATIONAL 

TELEVISION 

The second year of Chatham's 
educational television series, made 
possible by a grant from the Ford 
Foundation, got under way at the 
beginning of the school year in 
September. Five half-hour pro- 
grams are presented each week over 
station WQED. 

On Monday evenings, at 7 : 30, 
Dr. Robert L. Zetler presents his 
course in Creative Writing, a pro- 
gram of criticism and comment on 
material written by students and 
viewers. It is staged as a classroom 
with eight students appearing each 
week. 




Not so grand piano! 
Dr. Zetler - Mrs. Harris 

Johana Harris appears also on 
Monday evenings, at ten, in a pro- 
gram of piano music designed to 
highlight the human element in 18th 
and 20th Century music. The ap- 
propriate title is "Master i Keys." 
'Enjoyment of Poetry" is designed 

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to appeal to people who already en- 
joy poetry, and also to those who 
have a feeling they might enjoy it if 
they "just knew how." These in- 
terpretations of poetry are given by 
Dr. Frances Eldredge on Tuesdays 
at ten. 

A program devoted to books. 
plays, paintings and music of the 
last one hundred years, Adventures 
in the Arts, is being presented each 
Wednesday evening at 9:30. Mild- 
red Evanson, Charles Le Clair, John 
Cummins and Russell Wichmann 
are the participating faculty mem- 
bers. The series, in an informal 
way, traces the emergence of new- 
attitudes and techniques in the mod- 
ern arts. 

Dr. James Storey's program. To- 
day's Design, Thursdays at ten, pre- 
sents a wide range of contemporary 
products that characterize the tre- 
mendous expansion and the contin- 
uous change in today's design. 

The entire series is under the di- 
rection of Mr. Jack Neeson, a mem- 
ber of the Drama Department fac- 
ulty. 

NEW FACULTY FACES 

Frederick De Long Aldrich, As- 
sociate Professor of the Audio- Vis- 
ual Materials Center. Dr. Aldrich 
comes to Chatham from Alderson- 
Broaddus College, where he was 
professor of education and head of 
the education department. A grad- 
uate of Willamette University, he re- 
ceived his advanced degrees from 
Western Reserve University. While 
serving as a Lt. Colonel with the 
U. S. Army from 1941 to 1949, he 
wrote two books for military use. 
Dr. Aldrich is also the author of "A 
History of Ohio Public School Li- 
brary Legislation" published in 1953. 

Willard E. Arnett, Associate 
Professor of Philosophy. A mem- 
ber of the Coe College faculty for 
the past four years, Dr. Arnett has 



also taught at the University of Ar- 
kansas. He received his A.B. from 
Berea College, and took his ad- 
vanced studies at Columbia Univer- 
sity. Dr. Arnett is the author of 
"Santayana and the Sense of Beau- 
ty" which has recently been reprint- 
ed in a paper-back edition. He has 
also contributed to The Journal of 
Religion. 

Jeanne Hays Beaman, Lecturer 
in the Dance. Mrs. Beaman is a 
graduate of the University of Cali- 
fornia at Berkeley, and received her 
M.A. from Mills College, where she 
was a graduate fellow. She studied 
modern dance with Martha Graham 
at Bennington College and at the 
American School of Ballet in Xew 
York, and trained in the Spanish 
dance with the famous Cansino fam- 
ily. Mrs. Beaman has appeared 
in the Hollywood Bowl, and for two 
years toured the nation as a princi- 
pal dancer with the San Francisco 
Opera Ballet Company. Mrs. Bea- 
man taught at the University of 
Redlands for four years, after which 
she opened her own studio. Most 
recently, she was a faculty member 
of the University of California. 

John O. Blumberg, Lecturer in 
Mathematics. Dr. Blumberg re- 
ceived his A.B.. M.A. and Ph.D. 
from the University of Pittsburgh, 
and is also a member of the Pitt 
facultv. 

Katherine George, Lecturer in 
Sociology. Mrs. George holds her 
A.B. and Ph.D. degrees from the 
University of California at Berkeley, 
where she was elected to Phi Beta 
Kappa. She has taught at Stan- 
ford University, the University of 
California and the University of Ro- 
chester where she was a Social Sci- 
ence Research Council Fellow in 
1955-56. Mrs. George was a mem- 
ber of the faculty at the University 
of Seattle prior to her Chatham ap- 
pointment. 

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ANNOUNCING 

NEW PLACEMENT SERVICE 

Chatham College now has a separate Placement Bureau un- 
der the direction of Miss Margaret J. Kiser, who joined the admin- 
istrative staff this fall. Placement assistance will be available to 
the seniors as they seek employment. 

Miss Kiser, in cooperation with the Alumnae office, plans to 
offer an employment service to you, the alumnae. At present, the 
service is available with reference to placement in the Pittsburgh 
area. During the summer Miss Kiser plans to make contacts in 
other cities, so that by next fall we should be able to offer the ser- 
vice on a much broader basis. 

In the meantime, we may be asking for help from you by way 
of a questionnaire. Certain information, which only you can pro- 
vide, is necessary for us to be able to measure the need for this ser- 
vice and to plan to meet this need. 

The college is also a member of The Alumnae Advisory Cen- 
ter, Inc., and The Alumnae Placement Agency, Inc., 541 Madison 
Ave., New York 22, N. Y. which specialize in job counseling and 
placement in the New York area. 

Alumnae are urged to make use of these services for either full 
or part-time jobs. 



Benjamin H. Griffith, Instruc- 
tor in History. Mr. Griffith comes 
to Chatham from the faculty of Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh, where he is 
currently working toward his Ph.D. 
A graduate of Bethany College, he 
received his M.A. from the Univer- 
sity of Rochester. He has also stud- 
ied at American University in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Frank A. Hayes, Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Philosophy. Dr. Hayes re- 
ceived his A.B. and M.A. degrees 
from Stanford University, continued 
his graduate work at the University 
of California, and was awarded his 
Ph.D. at Indiana University, where 
he was a graduate fellow. He has 
taught at Stanford, Indiana, and for 
the past two years was assistant pro- 
fessor of philosophy at Coe College, 
Iowa. 

Dogmar Hering, Instructor in 
German. A native of Germany, 
Mrs. Hering received her A.B. from 
the State Teachers College at Dort- 
mund, and her Ph.D. from the Uni- 
versity of Bonn. She has also stud- 
ied at the University of Marburg in 
Germany, and at Midland College 
and W & J. She has taught Ger- 
man, English and geography in her 
native land, and American literature 
in the Fremont. Nebraska public 
schools. 

Margaret Keyser Hill, Associ- 
ate Professor of Education. Mrs. 
Hill returns to the Chatham faculty 
after a year's absence. 

Norma L. Hutman, Instructor in 
Spanish. Graduated summa cum 

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laude from D'Youville College, Miss 
Hutman received her M.A. last June 
from Western Reserve University 
where she held a graduate scholar- 
ship. She was the recipient of the 
1957 Cleveland Misa Espanola 
award. 

Joost Kewiet De Jonge, Lectur- 
er in Astronomy. Currently serv- 
ing as astronomer at Allegheny Ob- 
servatory and an assistant professor 
at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. 
Kiewiet de Jonge holds his degrees 
from Harvard University. A native 
of the Netherlands, he received his 
early education in Holland and 
Switzerland. 

Ruth L. Kuschmierz, Instructor 
in Latin. Born in Brandenburgh, 
Germany, Miss Kuschmierz studied 
at Julians-Maximilians and Fried- 
rich-Alexander Universities prior to 
receiving her A.B. and M.A. from 
the University of Pittsburgh. A mem- 
ber of Phi Beta Kappa, she has serv- 
ed as library assistant and instruc- 
tor in German at Pitt. 

Josef Macek, Lecturer in Econ- 
omics. A native Czechoslovakian, 
Dr. Macek received his Doctor Juris 
degree from Charles' University of 
Prague, and continued his studies at 
the University of Berlin. He was 
professor of economics at the Uni- 
versity of Prague until his escape 
from Communist Czechoslovakia in 
1949. He joined the faculty of the 
University of Pittsburgh as a lectur- 
er in 1950, and was named profes- 
sor of economics in 1953. Dr. Ma- 
cek has had many of his works pub- 



lished in the Czech language, and is 
the author of two English works. 
"Basic Economics" and "An Essay- 
on the Impact of Marxism." He 
has also broadcast addresses to the 
Czechoslovakian people for the 
Voice of America and Radio Free 
Europe. 

Albert J. Ossman, Jr., Instruc- 
tor in Economics and Political Sci- 
ence. Mr. Ossman comes to Chat- 
ham from Syracuse University, 
where he has been a faculty member 
for the past two years. In addition, 
he served as administrative assistant 
to the Dean of the College of En- 
gineering last year. His teaching 
experience also includes two years 
at Sidney, N. Y. High School. Mr. 
Ossman holds his bachelor's and 
master's degrees from Syracuse. 

THE CLASS OF 1961 

On Sunday, September 15, 1957 
the college welcomed 143 new stu- 
dents, 127 members of the Class of 
1961, and 16 transfer students. They 
came from sixteen different states, 
the Territory of Hawaii and three 
foreign countries — Switzerland, Col- 
ombia and Egypt. The total enroll- 
ment numbers 440 (320 resident stu- 
dents and 120 day students). 

A careful study of their records 
and freshman week tests indicate 
that the Class of 1961 is one of the 
best classes to enroll at Chatham. 
For instance, 75% of the freshmen 
ranked in the upper fifth or higher 
of their graduating classes; three of 
the students were finalists in the Na- 
tional Merit Scholarship competi- 
tions; and 5 were Awardees in the 
Exceptionally Able Youth test spon- 
sored by the Allegheny County Civ- 
ic Club for top students in Allegheny 
County high schools. 

Six daughters of alumnae are 
members of the new class bringing 
our total number of alumnae daugh- 
ters to nineteen. Twelve of the new 
students are sisters of alumnae. 
Many others first became interested 
in Chatham through talking with 
alumnae. It must be fairly obvious 
now how very important and valu- 
able the alumnae are to the Admis- 
sions program. The Admissions Of- 
fice welcomes your suggestions and 
recommendations and appreciates 
all the help you can give in stimu- 
lating interest in Chatham among 
your children, relatives and friends. 
Peggy Donaldson 
Director of Admissions 

Chatham College 



HOOD AND TASSEL BECOMES NINETY-EIGHTH 
CHAPTER OF MORTAR BOARD 



On Saturday, May third, 1957 
Hood and Tassel, the Senior Hon- 
orary Society at Chatham, became 
the 98th chapter to be accepted in- 
to Mortar Board. National Women's 
Honorary Society. It is a distinc- 
tion that is to be well honored and 
upheld on Chatham's campus. The 
qualifications for membership in the 
society are those that Hood and Tas- 
sel has held since its organization in 
1941 -- scholarship, service and 
leadership. 

Fifteen years ago, Hood and Tas- 
sel began petitioning to Mortar 
Board for membership. It was felt 
by the group as well as the college 
community that an affiliation with 
the National Society would bring 
not only distinction to the college, 
but an added incentive and value to 
the existing society. The purposes of 
Mortar Board — to provide for the 
co-operation between societies, to 
promote college loyalty, to advance 
the spirit of service and fellowship, 
to recognize and encourage leader- 
ship, and to stimulate and develop 
a finer type of college women — were 
those purposes that Chatham wished 
to recognize on the campus. 

With the help and guidance of 
Dean Lucile Allen, Miss Lee Vin- 
cent and Mrs. Phyllis Martin, the 
1956-1957 members of Hood and 
Tassel were able to culminate tin- 
dream of members of Chatham's 
honor society from the year 1943 to 
the year 1957, when the members 
finally achieved the dream. 

On May 13, 1957 the members of 
the active chapter along with Miss 
Laberta Dysart, the honorary mem- 
ber, and Miss Peggy Donaldson were 
installed into Mortar Board by Mrs. 
Anthony L. Wolfe. Mrs. Wolfe is 
the National Editor of the Mortar 
Board Quarterly. Those members in- 
stalled as the first group were Paula 
Fleming, Marcia Froimson, Lynn 
Wilner Hawker, Nancy Kellermeyer, 
Sheila Stevens and Jane Stocker Bur- 
foot. 

On May 20th, the newly tapped 
members for the first full year ol 
the National society on the campus, 
along with those alumnae of Hood 
and Tassel who could return to 
Chatham for the ceremony, were 
initiated. 

With the addition of the Mortar 
Board colors of silver and gold to 
the campus, Chatham's chapter will 

Alumnae Recorder 



be able to avail itself of ideas from 
small colleges as well as large uni- 
versities situated in all parts of the 
country. We will be able to exchange 
programs and inject new thoughts 
into the activities of our chapter 
and our campus. The members of 
Hood and Tassel are proud to be the 
newest chapter accepted into Mortar 
Board. 

Paula Fleming '57 



To Honor a Name 

(Continued from Page 4) 

She also has taken up bridge, 
though with her it's strictly an after- 
dark diversion. She refuses to waste 
an afternoon over the game! 

It's time to review the bidding a 
little here. Since Miss Marks doesn't 
have too much memory-dwelling 
time these days, here's a play-by- 
play of her work on the campus. 

She joined the College staff in 
1916 as Field Secretary and, three 
years later became Registrar. In 1922 
she was named Dean and served as 
such until her retirement in 1952, 
with two years ('33 to '35) as Act- 
ing President. 

Chatham (then PCW) awarded 
her two honorary degrees, an A.M. 
in 1927 and an L.H.D. in 1938. 
And her own Alma Mater, Smith 
College, elected her Phi Beta Kappa 
"for her contributions in the field ot 
higher education." 

Summing up Miss Marks' profes- 
sional career, the Board of Trustees 
made a resolution. It said: 

"Her greatest achievement has 
been in the realm of human rela- 
tions. She has the rare faculty of 
understanding people and working 
with them effectively. The fruits of 
her labors are woven in the fabric 
of college life today." 

If any alumna (who's not within 
chatting distance at a downtown de- 
partment store) would like to con- 
gratulate Miss Marks on her latest 
honor, she can write to: 515 S. 
Aiken Avenue, Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 



Dr. Detchen Reports 

(Continued from Page 10 

er educational level; there appears 
to be but little change in this re- 
spect over the yeajs; about 15 per 
cent marry non-college graduates. 
It seems a safe conjecture that half 
the group will marry professional 
men or students who eventually will 
enter the professions. Recent grad- 
uates increasingly attribute their 
marriages to contacts made directly 
through the college, chiefly to intro- 
ductions by their class mates. 

Community Life 

Graduates since 1949 have not 
had full opportunity to establish 
places in the community as a family 
unit. The 1945-1949 group has 
more nearly done so. Eighty-one 
percent of them are regular church 
goers and 61 per cent contribute 
services to a church ; 23 per cent also 
contribute services to some youth or- 
ganization; 27 per cent have worked 
on a community improvement pro- 
ject; 76 per cent belong to a social 
or recreational club: 18 per cent 
have belonged to a group sponsoring 
a cultural activity; almost all have 
one or more cultural activities in 
which they occasionally participate. 
Both this '1945-1949 group and all 
later classes attributed great import- 
ance to the significance of the co- 
curricular program and to the so- 
cial experiences which they enjoyed 
while in college, indicating that they 
had provided insights which they 
would not have obtained from any 
other part of their education. 



May 


We Repeat? 




Please 


KEEP THE ALUMNAE OFFICE 




INFORMED 


WHEN YOU CHANGE YOUR 


NAME 


AND/OR ADDRESS 



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News of Chatham Alumnae Activities 



1957 ALUMNAE AWARDER 

NOW UNIVERSITY 

SCHOLAR 




Ann Yanko 

The seventh recipient of the ann- 
ual Alumnae Award, established in 
1951, was Ann Yanko of Berwick, 
Pennsylvania. Ann, an English ma- 
jor, was the high honor graduate of 
the Class of 1957 and served during 
her senior year as editor of the 
ARROW. 

Going immediately into graduate 
work, Ann is studying at the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin. When asked 
about her scholarship she replied : 
''.... it was one of several that 
were offered to me by various uni- 
versities, and I received it through 
the very simple process of applying 
for it, filling out the necessary forms. 
The scholarship, which entails no 
duties (such as teaching or research 
for the department ) comes directly 
from the university, and I am known 
as a "university scholar."' It pays me 
$100 a month for ten months and 
waives all university fees (such as 
tuition ) . 

"I am taking a very full schedule 
and should have my Master of Arts 
Degree in English in two semesters, 
after which I intend to begin work 
on my doctorate, probably at another 
school. Fortunately, I find myself 

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very well prepared, by reason of my 
undergraduate experiences, in my 
background knowledge, ability to 
organize materials (the tutorial in- 
fluence!), and general approach to 
study." 

The Alumnae Award, which is 
presented each year on Moving-Up 
Day, is given to a senior who has 
shown a genuine interest in learning 
and evidenced an outstanding inter- 
est in civic and community affairs. 
The award, which is similar but not 
necessarily identical each year, was a 
sterling silver bowl bearing the in- 
scription : 

Chatham College 

Alumnae Award 1957 

Ann Yanko 



CHATHAM REPRESEN - 
TED by Alumnae at 
INAUGURATIONS 

During the course of a year Presi- 
dent Anderson is invited to partici- 
pate in many academic events at 
other colleges. He takes part in as 
many of these as his busy schedule 
will allow but there are instances 
when distance or previous obliga- 
tions prevent his attendance. 

It is at such times that alumnae 
in various parts of the country are 
invited to represent the college in 
the academic processions which are 
always a colorful part of such affairs. 
These invitations have been, for the 
most part, enthusiastically accepted. 
Academic regalia is sent from the 
college and the alumna acts as the 
official representative of Chatham in 
all of the affairs of the day. 

During the past two years thirteen 
alumnae have participated in two 
academic convocations and eleven 
presidential inaugurations. Lois 
Glazer Michaels '53 and Genie Neg- 
ley McLean '28 attended convoca- 
tion ceremonies at Tufts College, 
Massachusetts and Pace College, 
New York City, respectively. Those 
attending inaugurations were: Nan- 
cy Eisley '53, Evansville College, 
Illinois: Patricia Kennedy Earley 
'51, University of Cincinnati, Ohio; 
Beatrice Andrews Dimsdale '32, 
Park College, Missouri; Jean Mc- 
Cullough Brown '46, Gettysburg Col- 
lege, Pennsylvania ; Mary-Stuart Cle- 



ments Harriman '36, Hobart and 
William Smith Colleges, Geneva, 
New York; Isabellc Patterson Kon- 
old '31, Penn Hall Junior College, 
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Fran- 
ces Haverstick Myers '47, Univer- 
sity of North Carolina ; Ina Connelly 
Cross 'bb, Baldwin-Wallace College, 
Berea, Ohio; C. Pauline Burt '14, 
Mt. Holyoke College, Massachu- 
setts; Ann Denigan Richardson '50, 
Colorado Women's College; and 
Cynthia Fortanier Wagar '53, Skid- 
more College, Saratoga Springs, 
New York. 

These alumnae have performed a 
real service by officially representing 
the college. If you should receive an 
invitation to attend such an event 
in your vicinity, we hope that you 
will respond as the others have done. 
They have expressed genuine plea- 
sure in what they have been called 
upon to do. 



SIX OUT-OF-TOWN CLUB 
ALUMNAE SCHOLARS 




L. to r. Arlene Sinkus, Linda Heg- 
mann, Susan Luoma, Frances Kee- 
nan, Sharon Norton, Judy Allen. 

Last year Chatham College inaug- 
urated an Alumnae Scholarship pro- 
gram for the out-of-town Alumnae 
Clubs. It was established to stimu- 
late the interest and to enlist the 
help of the alumnae club members 

(Continued on next page) 

Chatham College 






ALUMNAE CLUB SCHOLARS 

(Continued from Page 14) 

in selecting good students for Chat- 
ham. 

Up to full tuition scholarships 
were offered to each of the twelve 
clubs. Six have responded by choos- 
ing six Alumnae Scholars from their 
respective areas. All of these are en- 
rolled in this year's Freshman class. 
They are: Judith Allen, the Boston 
Alumnae Scholar, a graduate of East 
Walpole High School; Linda Heg- 
mann, the Buffalo Alumnae Scho- 
lar, a graduate of Kenmore High 
School; Sharon Norton, the Cleve- 
land Alumnae Scholar, a graduate 
of John Marshall High School; Sus- 
an Luoma, the Detroit Alumnae 
Scholar, a graduate of Highland 
Park High School; Arlene Sinkus, 
of Sharon. Pa., the Greater Youngs- 
town Alumnae Scholar, a graduate 
of Hickory Township High School: 
and Frances Keenan, the Greens- 
burg Alumnae Scholar, a graduate 
of Greensburg High School. 

Each of the girls chosen ranked 
in the first fifth or higher of her 
high school class; all were members 
of the National Honor Society; most 
scored high in the National Merit 
Scholarship Tests. They were all ac- 
tive in extra-curricular activities and 
were highly recommended by their 
principals and counselors. 

Chatham plans to continue this 
scholarship offer for the year 1958- 
1959 in the hope that all twelve out- 
of-town clubs will have Alumnae 
Scholars enrolling in September 
1958. 

Nora Lewis Harlan 
Alumnae Relations Director 



IT'S A DATE 

JUNE 
REUNION WEEKEND 

JUNE 6, 7, 8, 1958 

REUNION CLASSES 
YEARS ENDING IN 3 AND 8 



Alumnae Recorder 



A LETTER FROM AN ALUMNA TO ALL 
CHATHAM ALUMNAE 

The following letter is from one of our Alumnae Representatives 
who feels very strongly about the role of alumnae in the future of the 
college. We wish that all of us might catch some of her genuine enthusiasm 
and concern. (Ed.) 

Rochester, New York 
October 12, 1957 
Dear Fellow Chatham Alumnae: 

Discerning educators consider Chatham one of the most forward of 
the women's liberal arts colleges. Parents who make the trip from up-state 
New York to visit Chatham always return pleasantly surprised. They praise 
the physical plant and the excellency of the curriculum; the charm of the 
admissions staff and the beauty of the campus. They return convinced 
that Chatham is an excellent liberal arts college and hope that their daugh- 
ters will be admitted. Some who apply are necessarily refused admittance 
because they are unable to meet the entrance requirements which are 
high, but girls from this area who apply and are accepted are pleased 
and happy. 

For Chatham to have a stronger student body, it needs girls from all 
of these United States. The regional differences in this country are many 
and varied and much can be added to the cultural value of any education 
by living with girls with different geographical backgrounds and social 
mores. Chatham should not be a local school; the student body should be 
a sampling from the whole country. I hope that every alumnae is a one- 
woman public relations office for the college. 

The smallness of the College is in its favor in these days of mass pro- 
duced education. After living in the mid-west, New England, and various 
parts of New York State I am glad to see that knowledge about Chatham 
and recognition of Chatham is growing. People away from Western Penn- 
sylvania are beginning to know Chatham! Changing the name of the Col- 
lege has helped since many confused Pennsylvania College for Women with 
Penn, Penn State and some even thought it was a. junior college connected 
with Pitt. The new name attracted good publicity from coast to coast and 
now it is time for the alumnae to mention Chatham with pride and work 
to have a stronger school with a student body representing the forty-eight 
states. 

Parents of prospective students partially judge a college by its alumnae. 
They are interested enough to ask, "What do the alumnae do: are they 
proud of their school; do they know what is going on at the school; are 
they familiar with the tutorial system; do they support the school?" Chat- 
ham compares favorably with other women's colleges in the beauty of the 
campus, available facilities, dormitories, library, faculty and curriculum. 
There is one lack and that is the spirit of the alumnae. 

The NEW YORK TIMES on March 31, 1957 published an article 
concerning participation in alumnae giving for the year 1955-1956. Chat- 
ham with 26.2% was near THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST. Mount Holy- 
oke had 67.4%, Smith 52.6%, and Wells College which is comparable in 
size to Chatham, had 67.7% contributing. (We have come up to 39% 
during 1956-1957 but we are still far from our proper place.) 

Perhaps you think it strange to be upset by this but alumnae giving is 
so definitely a yardstick of alumnae interest and awareness of their respon- 
sibility to the college. After receiving your diploma and remembering to 
change the tassel to the other side of the mortarboard, did you remove your 
cap and gown and in doing so remove the feeling of loyalty and responsi- 
bility to your school? Does the lack of participation mean you feel that if 
you can not give a great deal you won't give anything? That attitude went 
out of date years ago. Surely all of us can afford to give something, even 
a dollar. Think what it would mean to your school if the NEW YORK 
TIMES could report in March of 1958 that Chatham College was at the 
TOP of the list for participation in annual giving. 

Very sincerely yours, 

Mary-Stuart Clements Harriman '36 

Paare 15 




from the 
secretary's 

d£Sfv ♦ ♦ ♦ 



Ruth Hunter Svvisshelm '29 



One advantage of being both your 
Secretary and your Editor is that I 
can use this column to write about 
a variety of things. I am sure that 
much of what is done in the alum- 
nae office is only of minor interest 
to you. It is enough to say that 
the office staff is working diligently 
in the interest of the alumnae and 
the college. Our constant aim is to 
further strengthen the bond between 
the two. 

The strongest bond, of course, is 
the students — our future alumnae. 
The degree of love and loyalty they 
develop while in college largely de- 
termines what kind of alumnae they 
will be after graduation. 

What about the Chatham students 
today? Are they very different from 
our day ("our day" being any time 
from last year back to the eighties 
and nineties)? I think you would 
find them basically the same — good 
looking, wholesome, and with a nat- 
ural desire to get the most out of 
living. 

There are some differences but 
we would want it that way. They 
dress differently, but in the current 
mode. The fact that the current 
mode calls for the casualness of Ber- 
mudas and slacks for classroom wear 
should not be unfairly criticized — it 
is a vast improvement over the blue 
jeans and shirt-tails of a few years 
ago! And, had Bermudas been the 
style in "our day", wouldn't we have 
worn them? 

The student body as a unit can 
boast a higher academic average 
than ever before. With the steady 
raising of entrance requirements, 
and the greater selectivity which 
follows, we do not have the extremes 

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of high and low which occurred for- 
merly. Their professors might not 
always agree but, from my purely 
objective point of view, I am con- 
stantly amazed by the self-reliance, 
self-assurance and the sincere desire 
to learn on the part of today's stu- 
dents. 

Social life on campus is much 
the same — there is just more of it. 
It seems to me that there is more 
informality, not quite as many re- 
ceiving lines and formal teas as in 
"my day", but a well-rounded and 
well-planned program for the in- 
terest and enjoyment of every one. 

Student government is a much 
more serious organization than it 
was a while ago. Active participa- 
tion is greatly enlarged by the recent 
addition of a Legislature. This is 
probably due to the increased in- 
terest in Political Science made pos- 
sible by the course in Practical Pol- 
itics provided by a grant from the 
Falk Foundation. The Chatham 
SGA is also actively represented in 
the National Student Association. 

These are only a few observa- 
tions about our present Chatham 
girls. These are the girls our alum- 
nae are helping to send to the col- 
lege; these are our future alumnae. 
We may be justly proud of them. 

Alumnae Scholarships Renewed 

Three of these Chatham girls 
have demonstrated their abilities by 
requalifying as Alumnae Scholars. 
Our scholarships are awarded on an 
annual basis with the provision that 
the same girl may continue to re- 
ceive her scholarship aid as long as 
her grades meet the requirements 
specified by the college. 



IN MEMORIAM 

Hilda Fitz-Randolph '24 

(Mrs. Jarvis R. Eddison) 

February 1953 
Frances Clark '37 

(Mrs. John Moore) 

April 1957 
Jane Evans '31 

May 4, 1957 
Mary Mclntyre Prep. '97-"99 

(Mrs. L. R. Mahaffey) 

May 8, 1957 
Emily E. Tassey Prep '99-'01 

May 1957 
Lillie McGinness X'98 

June 1957 
Mathilda Milligan '97 

(Mrs. Gordon Fisher) 

June 1957 
Frances Frederick '21 

(Mrs. J. H. Thompson) 

June 1957 
Marjorie Bode '38 

(Mrs. Jan Dunsford ) 

July 1957 
Ermadell Gasser '32 

September 16, 1957 
Anne Harris '55 

Mrs. Samuel Aronson) 

October 10, 1957 
Martha Brownlee '22 

( Mrs. George F. McAllister ) 

November 8. 1957 



Carol Moran, senior and daugh- 
ter of LaVerda Dent Moran '31, 
will receive the fourth year's grant 
of the Florence Bickel Swan Memor- 
ial Scholarship. Carol is an' Edu- 
cation major and has done her prac- 
tice teaching in Biology at Taylor 
Alderdice High School. 

Elizabeth Heim, junior from Al- 
lentown, Pa., is majoring in Sociol- 
ogy. She has qualified for the third 
year of the 1955 Alumnae Scholar- 
ship. 

Our sophomore scholar is Naomi 
Kipp, daughter of Marion Johnson 
Kipp '26. Naomi is a Music major 
and is an accomplished cellist. 

New Alumnae Scholars 

For the year 1957-1958 the Schol- 
arship Committee has chosen two 
freshmen to be Alumnae Scholars. 
Carol Lemke, a day student, is a 
cousin of Ruth Downey Hill '30. She 
is interested in teaching, languages 
and music. Margaret Ferguson, 
a house student, was a member of 
the National Honor Society at Am- 
bridge High School. Both of these 
girls came to Chatham with the 
highest recommendations from their 
high school principals and counsel- 
ors. 

The Class of 1945 Scholarship 
has been assigned this year to Betty 
Farm erie, a senior day student who 
is majoring in Chemistry. 

Chatham College 



class news 




News of the even-year classes appears 
in this issue. Odd-year class news is 
published in the Spring; Recorder. 



SEVENTY YEARS AGO 






(From the June 1887 Recorder) 






Treasurer's Report 






Receipts 






From Miss Anna McCullough, Treas., 






for year ending June 1886 


$25.50 




From Advertising in RECORDER 


44.00 




From annual dues 

Total 


34.00 


$103.50 




Disbursements 






For publishing Alumnae RECORDER 


$46.00 




For stationery and postage 
Total 


3.00 


49.00 




On deposit at 4 per cent interest 


$40.00 




Interest on same to January 1, 1887 


.80 




Cash in hand 

Total amount in treasury 


14.50 


$ 55.30 





Class of 1910 

Secretary: Ethel Belle Tassey 

110 East Bay State Street 
Alhambra, Calif. 
In June, Ethel Tassey enjoyed a long 
delayed visit to Chatham at commence- 
ment time. She found the program 
in its new outdoor setting beautiful and 
impressive. At the alumnae luncheon it 
was a pleasure to find a few old friends 
among the many strangers. 



Class of 1912 

Secretary: Frances Davies Kerr 
(Mrs. Harry J.) 
3868 Wind Gap Road 
Pittsburgh 4. Pa. 

On June 1st, Alumnae Day. six mem- 
bers of our class returned to the college 
to celebrate our 45th anniversary. After 
luncheon, we held a class meeting when 
we enjoyed reading the notes and letters 
sent by some of our classmates who were 
unable to attend our reunion. Calla 
Stahlmann added to the pleasure of our 
get-to-gether by bringing pictures taken 
during our student days. The most in- 
teresting one was the picture of the cast, 
in costume, of our Senior Class Play, "A 
Midsummer Night's Dream." 

We were happy to have Elspeth 
Prichard Leonard, who had attended 
Dilworth Hall, join us. She is now liv- 
ing at Hastings-on-Hudson. New York. 

I am so grateful to Lillian McHenry 
Schuler for her two interesting letters. 

Alumnae Recorder 



After spending seven years in the East, 
she and her husband moved to California 
in 1951. They are now living at West- 
minster Gardens, a haven for retired 
Presbyterian foreign missionaries at 
Duarte, California. This unique home 
was made possible by the million dollar 
gift of a Chinese business man, who is 
a Christian. Lillian wrote that there are 
sixty-eight men and women living there, 
including some of their old friends 
from Iran as well as new friends from 
all over the world. She is sorry that 
distance prevents her attendance at the 
meetings of the Chatham Alumnae group 
in the Los Angeles area. She did at- 
tend one meeting where she enjoyed a re- 
union with Lillie Lindsay Herald. Last 
fall Lillian came east to Buffalo to 
visit her son, John, and her four grand- 
children. He is an aeronautical engineer 
at the Cornell Research Laboratory. She 
also visited Pittsburgh and was thrilled 
to see all the improvements and new 
buildings at Chatham as well as in the 
city. 

Maude Shutt Cochran has two sons, 
one on the east coast and the other on 
the west coast. She also has four grand- 
children. She and her husband lived in 
California for twelve years. During World 
War II she took a course at U.C.L.A. 
in order that she might do special work 
in Aero-dynamics at the Douglas Air- 
craft Factory. Three years ago the Coch- 
rans returned to Warren but they spend 
a lot of time commuting from east to 
west to visit their children and grand- 
children. 

What a wonderfully, exciting time 



Calla has! She is our World Traveler. 
This past summer she flew down to 
Mexico alone, just to relax and take 
things easy. But she flew in the face of 
hurricane Audrey and landed in an 
earthquake which was much more severe 
that the one she experienced in Japan 
twenty years ago. Calla says. "I live 
dangerously and love it." While she was 
in Mexico, a neighboring Travel Bureau 
sent her a party by air to conduct on a 
tour of the country. She was on nine 
planes in five weeks. For the next several 
months, she will be busy with DAR 
affairs. 

May Hardy Reed and Martha Sand< 
Hamilton and their husbands also do a 
lot of traveling. They spend the win- 
ters together at Fort Lauderdale. 
Florida and this past summer they visited 
Chautauqua, where they enjoyed the 
concerts, lectures, etc. The Hamiltons 
have recently returned from New York 
where they went sight-seeing, saw some 
plays and attended the TV show "What's 
My Line." 

Since retiring, Daisy Sharp has been 
busy doing volunteer work at both the 
Presbyterian and Columbia hospitals. 
She is also active in several clubs includ- 
ing the Colloquium. 

Beulah Pierce Hill said she had no- 
thing exciting to report. I know she also 
is active in several clubs, including the 
Sheraden Woman's and a Book Review 
club. During the summer, she and her 
husband enjoyed a vacation at Chau- 
tauqua. 

Martha Kim has been busy keeping 
house and caring for her sister, Carrie, 
who was injured in a fall. 

Eleanor Davis Woodside is just busy 
taking care of her two men,-husband 
Nevin and son Murray. She looks for- 
ward to visits from her six grandchildren. 

Esther O'Neill Robinson reports the 
arrival of a new granddaughter. Nancy 
Ann Robinson. Esther has been suffer- 
ing from arthritis and was unable to at- 
tend our reunion. 

Elvira Estep Cheeseman and her hus- 
band are living a happy, contented life 
at their country home, Hidden Hill 
Farm, which is located at Harmony. She 
also has joined our group of doting 
grandmothers with the arrival of a 
grandson. 

The most exciting thing in my family 
was the arrival of our first grand- 
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daughter. Blue-eyed, auburn-haired John 
Scott Kerr has a sister, Barbara Jean, 
who was born June 29th. At our class 
meeting I tried to pass the office of 
secretary over to one of my class- 
mates but they refused to accept my 
resignation. So I will continue to carry 
on with the help of Beulah Pierce Hill 
who has volunteered to share my re- 
sponsibilities. 

Class of 1916 

Secretary: Grace Woodrow 
727 Ivy Street 
Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 

Ethel Bair spent the summer at the 
First Presbyterian Church Camp near 
Ligonier and after October 1st will be 
back at the church ready for Club 
meetings. 

Frances Boale Belding who spends the 
winter in Sarasota, Florida, is active in 
club work there. She is Chairman of 
the Membership Committee of the 
AAUW, Hostess Chairman of Poinciana 
Garden Circle, and Vice-President of the 
Turtle Beach Club. 

Gertrude Frame Patterson and her 
husband had a delightful trip to Calif- 
ornia this summer. 

Martha Gibbons Millspaugh enjoyed 
visits from several of her Chatham Col- 
lege friends, Jane Johnson, Olga Losa, 
Martha Dunbar Say, at her home in 
Whittier, California. 

Leila Hill Lytle had nothing new to 
report, but it was nice to hear from her. 

Mildred Nicholls Kohman went with 
her mother to her class reunion and 
spent most of the summer out of the city. 

Seba South McCaw reports that at the 
State Fair she won a blue ribbon for a 
hand embroidered table cloth, another 
for a baby sweater, and a red ribbon 
for an afghan. 

Helen Steele Truxal spent part of the 
summer with her two daughters and her 
seven grandsons! 

Mary Stratton visited a relative in 
California during the summer. 

Class of 1918 

Secretary: Florence Younkins Fowler 
(Mrs. Clyde A.) 
3227 Gaylord Avenue 
Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

DEATHS 

Clyde A. Fowler, husband of Florence 
Younkins Fowler, August 11, 1956. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Martha Temple Patrick's husband re- 
tired and they bought a farm two miles 
south of Hart, Michigan. 

Ruth Kauffman Morrison is living 
temporarily at 2451 Wedgemere Street, 
Pittsburgh 26, Pa. She expects to have a 
permanent address after next May when 
her husband retires. Ruth keeps busy 
with church and club activities. 

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SIXTY YEARS AGO 

(From the 1897 Recorder) 

The gymnasium has had added to 
its equipment a fine ladder and chest 
weights. The necessary money result- 
ed from an entertainment given by 
the students, in which beautiful ef- 
fects were produced in a waltz minu- 
et and Greek poses arranged by Miss 
Draper, the gymnasium director. 



Dorothy Minor Carey is now the grand- 
mother of Sarah Cosette Smith, seven 
months old. Dot and her husband attend- 
ed the Rotary International Convention 
in Lucerne last May. They especially- 
liked Switzerland and the Scandinavian 
countries. 

Ruth Long is back at Wilkinsburg 
High School teaching Senior English. 
She visited with her mother in New 
York City and Chautauqua this summer. 

Mollie Davidson Nass and her husband 
spent the summer in Florida and visiting 
Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Haiti and 
Jamaica. 

Charlotte Hunker Hays is the proud 
grandmother of four girls. Charlotte and 
her husband visited Japan last summer. 



Class of 1922 

Secretary: Harriet Hill Kraus 
(Mrs. William A.) 
George Washington Hotel 
Washington, Pa. 

DEATH 

News has just been received of the 
death of Martha Brownlee McAllister 
on November 8, 1957 after a five months 
illness. The class extends sympathy to 
her husband and family. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Ella Mae Wilson Clark (Mrs. L. M.) 
65 Somerset Ave., Clearwater Beach, 
Fla. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Present at the 35th Reunion on June 
1 at the College were Helen Allison Dun- 
bar, Martha Brownlee McAllister, Doro- 
thy Burleigh Courtney, Bonnalyn Con- 
nelly, Ina Connelly Cross, Betty Foster 
Kibler, Harriet Hill Kraus, Ruth Keck 
Schell, Sarah Miller Bowmer, Florence 
Newmaker Knapp, Jane Taylor and 
Ella Mae Wilson Clark. 

Helen Allison Dunbar is well and keeps 
busy with her household and relatives. 

Peg Lowstuter has been "ailing" but 
says she is feeling better now. She and 
Beany were visiting in Western Pennsy- 
vania this summer. 

Betty Boots has a list of activities that 
is very impressive: President of Survey 
Club, 1st Vice-President of Thursday 
Afternoon Club of Wilkinsburg, mem- 
ber of Boards of Dormont College Club 
and Louise Child Care Center, teaches in 
First Methodist Church Sunday School, 
Secretary of Children's Work in Women's 
Society of the Church and, she adds, 
"some other little chores." (That helps 
bring up 1922's average for good works!!) 



Marg Brown Spurr claims her life 
is uneventful but admits a little com- 
munity work, some golf and a lot of 
bridge. She has two grandsons. Her son 
is a Junior at Yale; a daughter is at 
Colby Junior College. Her husband, 
having retired from his past job, has be- 
come a broker. 

Dot Burleigh Courtney saw the West 
for the first time this year — a trip to 
Yellowstone. Her son Bill is now an M.D. 
and interning at West Penn Hospital. 

Betty Foster Kibler entertained the 
reuning class members at her home in 
June. 

Ina Connelly Cross says she is well 
and very busy "still trying to reduce." 
(Aren't we all?) 

Rose Gorzo Rapach has ventured forth 
into a new field of work, a full-fledged 
school teacher. She thinks it is going to 
require quite a bit of rejuvenation on her 
part to keep up with her lively stu- 
dents. 

Ruth Keck Schell proudly announces 
"Two more grandchildren inside of two 
weeks. Total — five!" 

Anne Kiskaddon Griggs will have a I 
new address soon as they are building 
a new home on the hills above the Ohio 
in Edgeworth. She writes that she has 
a grandson and granddaughter, aged 3 
and 2 respectively and adds "They are 
the great grandchildren of our beloved 
Mary Acheson Spencer. How well I 
remember her wonderful stories of the 
past at our alumnae meetings." 

Sarah Miller Bowmer reports no news 
about herself but suggests a reunion 
luncheon this fall. (We are working on 
it, Sarah.) 

Florence Newmaker Knapp writes of a 
delightful vacation in Canada. 

Susan Scott Tucker is a busy career 
person — teaching two special art classes, 
on the Board of Directors of Associated 
Artists of Pittsburgh and studied at Ohio 
University this summer. 

Betty Wilson Lorenz and her husband 
spent the month of June in St. Peters- 
burg. In August, Lloyd had an acute 
appendix operation and is still recuperat- 
ing. 

Kathryn Carter Kuenzel writes of a 
pleasant vacation this summer and will 
try to make a reunion this fall if she can. 

Ella Mae Wilson Clark is enthusiastic 
about their new home in Florida. She 
writes, "We have four lovely units at- 
tached to our little modern house, won- 
derful after ten rooms and five baths." 

Your new secretary, too, is finding two 
rooms, bath and kitchenette at the George 
Washington Hotel wonderful after ten 
rooms, etc. Bill "retired from retirement" 
and has a new career in teaching. This is 
his 3rd year teaching Petroleum Engi- 
neering at Louisiana Tech. During the 
summer he plays (excuse me, works) 
with our log house in West Middletown. 
Our eldest daughter, Harriet was mar- 
ried in August, 1956, to Dr. Clarence L. 
Branton of the English Department of 
W. & J. Our eldest son is Dr. Frederick 

Chatham College 



Kraus, resident Pathologist at Barnes 
Hospital. St. Louis. John, after four years 
in the Navy, is a student at George 
Washington University in Washington, 
D. C. 

To Dot Courtney goes our grateful 
thanks and appreciation for the years 
she has faithfully served as secretary. 

We are sorry to report the death of 
Dot's mother early in November. 

Our "lost members" are as follows: 
Dorothea Blackmore Lemmon (Mrs. 
James R.), Julia Hamm Chornyak (Mrs. 
John,) and Emma Held. If anyone has 
information regarding them, please send 
it to the Alumnae office. 



Class of 1924 

Secretary: Barbara Coit Templeton 
(Mrs. Stewart) 
617 Cochran Drive 
Greensburg, Pa. 

DEATHS 

Brunhild Fitz-Randolph Eddison) 
(Mrs. J. Radley) February 1953. in 
England. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Marion Griggs, 308 Constitution Ave., N. 
E., Washington. D. C. 

Gertrude Mixer Henry (Mrs. Norton D.) 
32998 Center Ridge Road. North 
Ridgeville, Ohio (Same address, new 
postoffice ) 

Esther Miller Kagan (Mrs. Henry), 70 
Burkewood Road. Mount Vernon. N. 
Y. 

GENERAL NEWS 

A letter from England, from the daugh- 
ter of Brunhild Fitz-Randolph Eddison, 
bears the sad news that Hilda died in 
February 1953. Deirdre and Robert, now 
22 and 24 years old, lost both their 
parents within 20 hours of each other, 
their father of a stroke, which had oc - 
curred three weeks before, their mother 
after a lingering illness. Of Hilda. 
Deirdre says: "I wish I knew more of 
Mother's friends and relations. She was 
a wonderful example to us. She was 
amazingly cheerful and peaceful through- 
out her illness. It was cancer, but for- 
tunately, she was spared much pain." 
I have answered Deirdre's letter for the 
class. 

Leanore Allen: "Now vice-principal 
of the junior school of Taylor Alderdice 
High School. Attended the conference 
sponsored by the Frick Educational 
Commission at Wilson College. Jn August 
attended an invitational conference at 
New York University on 'Early Adole- 
scence and the Junior High School'." 

Marion Collier Nixon: "I still follow 
my sketchy musical career, play the 
organ in church and have some piano 
pupils. We belong to our local grange: 
at present we are planning a community 
fair. Please tell the girls that my bro- 
ther. Wilson L. Collier, died last Februarv 
11." 

Grace Davis Mechling: "Our daugh- 
ter, Nancy Lou, was married on May 18; 

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my husband had a second heart attack 
in June; I'm back on the Woman's Club 
Board as parliamentarian — in all, I've 
served on that Board thirteen years of the 
fifteen I have been a member." 

Helen Errett Hourdequin: "We spend 
five months here (Bethany Beach, Del.), 
five months in Mexico, and two months 
travelling back and forth. We enjoy fish- 
ing and swimming, and trail a 15-foot 
boat almost everywhere we go. Wish I 
could astound you with some great and 
mighty works, but 'no can do'." 

Martha Glandon Luthringer: "Being 
an Alumna Trustee is most interesting 
and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Any- 
one given the opportunity should accept 
it." Eleanor gave Martha another grand- 
daughter in June. 

Marion Griggs: "Nothing to report but 
a new address. If anyone gets to 
Washington, do call me — ask information 
for my new number." 

Billie Hibbs Williams: "The numerous 
activities of my high-school-junior daugh- 
ter, Flo, are first on my list of activities, 
too. She is a wonderful girl and has been 
the greatest help and comfort to me. I 
am a substitute teacher in the Mt. 
Lebanon schools, and enjoy my Church 
Federation Circle, the College Club, book 
review group, and bridge club." 

Louise Hamilton Haase: Louise is now 
the area representative for Chatham 
College in the neighborhood of Ridge- 
wood, N. J., with a daughter who plans 
to enter Chatham next year — good adver- 
tising! She spent two days at the College 
recently for training. Your secretary had 
lunch with her, and we decided that we 
hadn't changed much, not even in girth 
or gray hairs! 

Virginia Lilly Christ: "Still teaching 
and still spending summers and week- 
ends "On the Rocks" at Lake Wallen- 
paupak. The day before school closed in 
June I discovered that one of mv 1 1 th 
grade pupils is a niece of Flicker Reed." 
LTnfortunately. she missed seeing Flicker 
herself by a hair, but enjoyed getting 
acquainted with her sister. "If she comes 
my way again I hope she lets me know 
— that goes for all of you!" 

Gertrude Mixer Henry: "I spent five 
weeks in the hospital in June and July, 
after three weeks at home in bed. I 
was scheduled to undergo surgery for a 
ruptured spinal disc, but had another 
coronary thrombosis on the way to the 
operating room, which cancelled the 
operation. I have to be very careful 
now. Frances, the 'class baby of 1924'. 
has four children — she will celebrate her 
10th reunion at Chatham in 1958." 

Helen Reed Koehler: "My husband 
Ralph, my daughter Jane and I spent 
five weeks this summer in Hawaii, visit- 
ing our doctor son. Don. who is stationed 
at Schofield Barracks." Jane is a junior 
in high school, and Jerry, the other son. 
works in Monessen. "I am an active mem- 
ber of the Charleroi-Monessen Hospital 
Auxiliary, a service I enjoy very much." 

Helen Ryman: "Am being less active 
in the Ad and Press Clubs, and giving 
more time to the YWCA as a member 
of the Metropolitan Board, also being 



city-wide Public Relations Chairman. Go 
on camping trips with the Brooks Bird 
Club in Wheeling. Still perennial chair- 
man for the Chatham Women in Com- 
merce, which meets monthly downtown." 

Marion Stewart Smith: "Our daugh- 
ters are both married and both Phi Beta 
Kappas, one from SWarthmore, one from 
Middlebury. I do Hospital Auxiliary- 
work, and am chairman of District V of 
the Woman's Auxiliary of the Episcopal 
Diocese of Erie." 

Stella Wagenfehr Shane: "Here's my 
50th reunion buck! It looks old and 
worn just like we do." Stella is now full 
time Home and School Visitor for the 
West Allegheny Joint School District, 
and is dreading the winter months with 
eight schools and 23 square miles to 
cover. 

Esther Miller Kagan: We found Sis 
again through the help of Leah Nieman 
Zucker's daughter. Ruth Zucker Bach- 
man, '49. She writes: "Still the Rabbi's 
wife, with two boys, 14 and 11. This 
past summer I was assistant director of a 
girl's camp in Maine. Now I'm concen- 
trating on being chairman of UN Week 
in Mount Vernon, also chairman of the 
12th Annual Inter-faith Institute of 
Mount Vernon." Sis would rather discuss 
her husband's achievements than her own, 
and they are numerous "in national 
fields of religion and psychology." 

Incidentally, when Ruth Bachman 
wrote me. she said: "Perhaps you re- 
member my mother, Leah Nieman, and 
her sister. Miriam. Mother certainly 
cherished the time spent at PCW, and if 
you will remind me, I will send a con- 
tribution in her memory for your 35th 
reunion." 

Barbara Coit Templeton: I consider 
my most outstanding achievement of the 
year to be the blue ribbon I took for my 
whole wheat bread at the Westmoreland 
County Fair! There were also some 
blues in the specimen classes at local 
flower shows. Do drop by and see our 
place — it's looking better all the time, 
in spite of drought. In addition to all 
the things I had "joined" a year ago. 
I'm now involved in the organization of 
a YWCA for Greensburg. And since 
December 1956. when Stewart's mother 
broke her hip. I've been a home nurse, 
too. I get in to Chatham as often as I 
can, and love it. Had dinner last March 
with Martha Luthringer, Helen Ryman, 
Stella Shane and Grace Mechling, _ a 
wonderful evening — and lunch with 
Louise Haase in September. It's fun be- 
ing your secretary. But why don't all of 
you send me at least a postcard? Don't 
you love us any more? 

At the last moment a brief note came 
from Carolyn Lohr Steele, saying her son 
is a Senior at Bucknell. 

Class of 1926 

Secretary: Edith M. McKelvey 
1421 Shady Avenue 
Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Eileen Borland, 20 A Prescott St.. 
Cambridge 38. Mass. 

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Gertrude Bradshaw, 515 S. Aiken Ave., 
Pittsburgh 32, Pa. 

Eleanor Fulton McCracken (Mrs. Harry 
A.) 69 N. 9th St., Newark 7, N. J. 

Louise Harcom Einstein (Mrs. Sylvan) 
167 Upland Ave.. Voungstown, Ohio. 

Marie Pannier Townhill (Mrs. Roy) 
80 Oviatt St., Hudson, Ohio. 

Helen Simons Polhemus (Mrs. D. M.) 
Guilford College. Guilford College, 
N. C. 

Caroline Timothy Mountford (Mrs. 
John) 514 Indiana Ave., Chester. W. 

Va. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Marion Johnson Kipp's daughter 
Naomi, was the recipient of an Alumnae 
Scholarship at Chatham last year, and 
has requalified for it in her Sophomore 
year. Her daughter Katherine. who is a 
Senior in High School is looking forward 
to entering Chatham next year. Son 
John is a Senior at M.I.T. Her husband 
is President of the Associated Artists of 
Pittsburgh. 

Elsie McElwain Emery, is trying to 
keep pace with three sons. Raymen is 
working at Bendix Aviation. South Bend. 
Indiana. He has completed work for his 
Master's degree and is doing further 
study at Notre Dame. Arden and Bill 
were graduated from Shadyside Academy 
in June, ranking first and fifth in a 
class of fifty. Bill is studying engineering 
at Bucknell and Arden at Lehigh. Elsie 
has gone in for abstract art. 

Since the sudden death of her husband 
in October, 1956, Eleanor Fulton 
McCracken has been Librarian at 
Central High School in Newark, N. J. 
Bob, her son, is a sophomore at Prince- 
ton. Her daughter, Ruth, is married and 
has a son almost a year old. 

Bernice Blackburn Downey saw Doro- 
thy Clark and Henrietta Maccleod 
Watts while vacationing at Chautauqua. 
She is active in many McKeesport clubs 
and church groups. 

Beatrice Weston Clarke, writes that 
her husband died June 18, 1956. In 
September she started to work as re- 
ceptionist and secretary for a lumber 
company. Her son, who has been "see- 
ing the world" as a Marine, plans to go 
to college after his service is ended. 
Her daughter is married and has a baby 
girl. 

Florence Samberg Evans, is engaged 
in a number of worthwhile activities, the 
most gratifying being the transcribing of 
books into braille for the blind. Her 
younger son graduated from Carnegie 
Tech this year and is working at Peoria, 
Illinois. Her older son is doing graduate 
work at Tech and teaching there. He 
is married and has a baby daughter. 

Caroline Timothy Mountford, has 
moved into a small house, and has spent 
the summer shopping for furniture and 
draperies scaled to size. She has two 
grandsons, Billy and Johnny DeFrance. 

Since her fourth and last child has 
gone away to college, Mary Ailes Sechler 

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has been filling her time with various 
activities including drawing and weav- 
ing classes at the Arts and Crafts Center, 
the East Liberty YWCA, and serving as 
Publicity Chairman on the Chatham 
Alumnae Board. Weekends are spent at 
their summer place in the country. 

Helen Bromley is an extremely busy 
person. Along with her daily task of 
teaching World History at Washington 
High School she assists in club spon- 
soring and in guidance programs. As a 
result of her Fulbright year in Holland 
(1950-51), her Scandinavian tour in 
1954, and her interest in the United 
Nations, Helen has been in demand as a 
lecturer on the UN and international 
relations and as a hostess to a succession 
of European friends. She has been in- 
strumental in carrying out a cooperative 
sewing project between the Washington 
AAUW and the American Women's Club 
in Copenhagen, Denmark. Proceeds from 
the project are used to provide a scholar- 
ship to bring a Danish woman to the 
United States for study and research in 
her chosen field. In addition to all of 
this Helen actively serves her church and 
the YWCA. 

Elise Moller spent several weeks in 
Europe this summer, visiting some Norse 
relations and touring in Holland. 

Irene Stephens Masters has been 
teaching ninth grade English in Junior 
High School for the last three years. 
Her son, Jim, was graduated from U. S. 
Naval Academy two years ago and is 
now a First Lieutenant in the Marine 
Corps. He will be back from Japan in 
October and plans to be married in 
November. Irene's husband is principal of 
one of the schools in Oakmont. 

Marie Pannier Townhill combines such 
activities as Girl Scouts, church work, 
PTA and Women's Club with the more 
glamorous pursuits of summer swimming 
and golfing, winter Square Dance and 
Badminton Clubs, and sports car racing. 
The entire family shares an active interest 
in the latter. Marie has two children, 
seventeen year old Jim and fourteen year 
old Nancy. Her husband is comptroller 
for the S. K. Weldman Co. 

When Martha Sheers Luft was in 
Pittsburgh in August, she and her son 
had lunch with Edith McKelvey. Martha 
is teaching in Allentown again this year. 

Sympathy is extended to the two class- 
mates whose husbands died during the 
past year. 

Class of 1928 

Secretary: Ruth Mary Wilkinson 

4139 Perrysville Ave., . 
Pittsburgh 14, Pa. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Rebecca Evans Hopson (Mrs. Charles G.) 
211 E. Third St., Lewistown, Pa. 

M. Monica Keyser Foster (Mrs. D. V.) 
385 Apple Lane, Lancaster, Pa. 

Violet Musselman Love (Mrs. Edgar) 
19745 Woodside, Detroit 36, Mich. 

Leona Newcome Meier (Mrs. Kort H.) 
345 S. Irving Ave., Tucson, Ariz. 



Virginia Gasser O'Toole (Mrs. Harold 
A.) 1419 Brinton Road. Pittsburgh 21. 
Pa. 

Adeline Vatz Goldstein (Mrs. Samuel) 
4601 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh 13, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Betty Bateman Birney's husband died 
in July after a three month illness. Our 
sympathy is extended to Betty and her 
daughters. Jane is starting high school. 
Bret graduated from Mt. Holyoke in 
June and is in New York as a research 
analyst for the New York Life Insurance 
Company. They are very pleased to have 
Genie Negley McLean and her husband 
so near. 

Petty Bigg Cohn's son, Murray, grad- 
uated from Ohio State University in 
June and is taking basic army training 
in Georgia. He plans to attend law 
school when his army service is over. Her 
daughter, Dorothy, is a sophomore at 
Northwestern University studying jour- 
nalism. 

Ann Louise Blessing Leslie and her 
family spent most of the summer at Van 
Buren Bay on Lake Erie as usual. How- 
ever, the tail-end of Hurricane Audrey 
hit at three o'clock one morning and 
smashed their boat, spoiling a lot of fun. 
Ann Louise saw Betty Gidney Elder while 
the latter was visiting at the Bay. Russ 
is vice-president of the senior class at 
Dartmouth and had full charge of the 
Freshmen Orientation Program this year. 
Ellie again is teaching first grade in the 
Markham School, Mt. Lebanon. Carl is a 
junior at Brentwood High School. Linda 
spent two weeks of her vacation at the 
First Presbyterian Church Camp in 
Ligonier. Ann Louise is sorry she will 
have to miss our thirtieth reunion as she 
expects to be in Hanover, New Hamp- 
shire to see Russ graduate at that time. 

Lib Buchanan Plough's husband had a 
heart attack last summer but was re- 
ported to be progressing nicely accord- 
ing to Sid Friedman Bigg who sees Lib 
quite often. 

Tass Craig Morgan is still active in the 
Edgewood Cot Club. 

Mary Crawford continues to do public 
relations work for a Government agency 
in Washington, D. C. 

At last we have found Becky Evans 
Hopson. She has been living in Lewis- 
town, Pennsylvania since 1943. Her hus- 
band is with the Standard Steel Works. 
Her only son, Tim, is sixteen and a 
junior in high school. 

Dottie Floyd Warren has gone back to 
teaching this year — fourth grade in Ben 
Avon. Charlotte, Dottie's daughter, is in 
second grade and John, her son, is in 
fourth grade. Her husband is still busy 
with his sculpture work. 

Sid Friedman Bigg became a grand- 
mother in July, and went to Rochester, 
Minnesota to see the baby boy born to 
Richard and his wife. Richard is spec- 
ializing in surgery at the Mayo Clinic. 
Sid's daughter, Dorothy, enjoyed a trip 
to Europe for two months this summer 
and is teaching in Cleveland Heights. 

Chatham College 



Fran Frost Barclay says she has no 
news but hopes we will have a good 
turnout for our thirtieth reunion. 

Our sympathy goes to Virginia Gasser 
O'Toole in the loss of her sister, Erma- 
dell, Class of 1932, who died September 
16, 1957. 

Betty Gidney Elder is still active on 
the Social Service Board of Presbyterian 
and Women's Hospitals. 

Last summer I received a card from 
Ruth Gillander Wehner who was in St. 
Petersburg, Fla., on vacation. Since then 
I have had word that Ruth's mother 
died in September 1957. We extend our 
sincere sympathy. 

Helen Gordon of Helen Gordon Ad- 
vertising, 704 The Arcade, Cleveland 
14, Ohio, doesn't think news about her- 
self would "whip up much of a ripple 
with anyone else." However, as a news 
hound I know differently, so at last here's 
what her public wants. There's no end 
to the services and attentions clients 
need so Helen's business life is busy. In 
a city of committees Helen serves on 
the Board of the Women's Advertising 
Club and has just been made chairman 
of writers for this year's gridiron-style 
show. She has served on the public re- 
lations committee of the YWCA for the 
past few years and has now been elected 
to Board membership. Another of her in- 
terests is being on the steering commit- 
tee of the Central Volunteer Bureau 
which handles requests of Community 
agencies for volunteers, and of volun- 
teers for jobs. An interesting assignment 
is public relations counsel for the Wo- 
men's Association of Cleveland College 
of Western Reserve University. They are 
conducting a three year pilot venture in 
continuing adult education. All these 
interests come under promotion and 
public relations. Helen has the most 
fun outside of business attending a class 
in drawing and painting at the Cleve- 
land Museum of Art. 

Monica Keyser Foster is doing her 
share by giving her time to the League 
of Women Voters. She hears from 
Mildred Parrill Gilmore at Christmas 
but says she misses correspondence with 
Gladys Cummins McConnel and Mim 
Stage Bostwick. 

Does anyone know Clare Lawler 
Kyser's address? 

Nora Lewis Harlan and her husband 
flew to California this summer to see 
their new grandson, Jeffrey David, born 
to her son David and his wife. Then they 
drove up the coast to Seattle before fly- 
ing home. Scotty, her other son, is a 
junior at Amherst. He spent the summer 
teaching music at a camp for the blind 
near Boston and found it to be one of 
the most worthwhile experiences he has 
ever had. Nora is Director of Alumnae 
Relations in the Admissions Office at 
Chatham. Jody Pyle Banks, Peg Port 
Arens and Jule Lustenberger Adams are 
among those from our class who have 
been helping her select the right stu- 
dents for Chatham. 

Mig McCowan Hood was formally in- 
stalled as Director of Visitation of West- 
minster Presbyterian Church 1 early in 
September. Mig has done interpretive 

Alumnae Recorder 



FIFTY YEARS AGO 

(From the June 1907 Recorder) 
" the College has received a num- 
ber of generous gifts, which have add- 
ed greatly to the efficiency of our 
equipment. Notable among these are 
the following: 

1. $1,100 for an athletic field... 

2 a new gymnasium floor. 

3. Laundry furnishings, bath-tubs 
and stationary wash-stand-i. 

4. Pipe and hose-reels for a new 
water supply from Woodland Road, 
carried to the top of the building, 
with fire hose on every floor. 

5 a small but high power 

telescope, which will greatly facil- 
itate the study of Astronomy. 
6. The City Government of Pitts- 
burgh has exempted the College 
from taxation, which will save an 
outlay of several hundred dollars 
annually." 

Henry D. Lindsay, President 



readings and book reviews for the Col- 
lege Club. 

Our sympathy is extended to Pat 
McCurdy Bushnell whose mother died on 
September fifth. She is teaching this 
year in Hamburg Jr. High School, 
having received her Master's Degree from 
the University of Buffalo in June. 

Genie Negley McLean is very happy 
in New York. Their apartment is be- 
tween First Avenue and the East River 
where it is relatively quiet but close 
enough to all the activities. 

Leona Newcome Meyer and her hus- 
band flew east in June for a couple of 
weeks and drove around the campus 
while here. They saw Ruth Work Miller 
and her husband and hope to see the 
rest of us next June. Leona is continuing 
her teaching at Tucson High School. 

Peg Cousley and I were pleasantly 
surprised to find Evelyn Newton Flickin- 
ger seated between us at the Fall Al- 
umnae Dinner last year. She and her 
daughter, Cornelia, had come from 
Cleveland for the Alumnae Daughter 
Day activities. 

Clara Osgood is chairman of the 
Detroit Chatham Alumnae Club. Along 
with other members she has been instru- 
mental in directing new students to 
Chatham. 

Mildred Parrill Gilmore is teaching 
Retailing to seniors at DuPont Manual 
High School in Louisville, Kentucky 
again this year. While visiting her father 
in West Virginia last August she saw 
Henri Spellsburg Coston and her hus- 
band. 

Gina Ray Randall is another class 
member who is working with Nora 
Harlan as an Alumnae Representative in 
northern New Jersey. She attended the 
Alumnae Representatives' Workshop at 
the college in September. 

Deane Reed Blackburn spent last May 
in Europe with her sister and family who 
were there for a year. She flew both ways 
and visited England, Holland, Paris and 
Switzerland. The latter part of the sum- 



mer Deane was at their summer cottage, 
the Little Red House, at New Bethlehem, 
Pa. Friends of hers met Jule Lusten- 
berger Adams in Chile. Deane said 
Murrae Reed Eaton's son Jim and his 
wife have a new little daughter, Murrae. 
named for her grandmother who died in 
1955. Freda Weight Patrick has two 
daughters Lee and Jo Ann, and six 
grandchildren. She lives in a lovely old 
stone farmhouse near Doylestown where 
her husband has his dental offices. 

Bessie Rosen Birshtein expected to be 
in her new home by fall. Barbara will be 
thirteen in December and is in the 
eighth grade. In addition to their busi- 
ness Bess's interests include Women's 
Club, Art Center, League for Service 
and other community activities. Last 
winter she and her husband went to the 
Mardi Gras in New Orleans. 

Henri Spellsberg Coston and family en- 
joved a tour of the west last spring. Her 
daughter is in her second year at Step- 
hens College in Columbia. Missouri. 

Gordon III. Jane Willard Stephenson's 
grandson, was born January 25. 1957 in 
Texas. Jane and her husband went to 
see him when he was one week old. 
They also saw his daddy get his wings. 
Gordon, Jr., a First Lieutenant flying 
jet planes left August 26. for Toul, 
France. His wife and baby will go over 
around Christmas to stay for three years. 
Barbara, Jane's daughter, is at St. Louis 
Children's Hospital as Pediatrician for 
her second year. Edith Hays Gibbs and 
her husband stopped to see Jane while 
taking a trip through the south. 

Ruth Work Miller and her husband 
were at their summer home on Ahmic 
Lake. Ontario during September after a 
busv August. Bob, Jr.. was home from 
Bremerhaven. Germany after two and a 
half of his three years in the Air Force. 
He and his wife (Marjorie Lloyd x'54) 
and their one year old daughter, Karen 
Lee, were with the Millers until moving 
into their apartment in Mt. Lebanon. 
Bob is a sales trainee with Pittsbursh 
Steel Company. Jim graduated from 
Trinity College, Hartford. Conn., in June 
and is a sales trainee with L T nited States 
Steel. Dick is a senior in Avondale High. 

Ann Louise Blessing Leslie and Ruth 
Marx Wilkinson spent a wonderful week- 
end at the College last March during 
Alumnae Council. They roomed together 
on the second floor of Woodland Hall 
Just like going to college again. 

Class of 1932 

Secretaries: Sara Stevenson 

305 S. Lang Ave.. 
Pittsburgh 8, Pa. 

Constance Wolf Harrison 
(Mrs. James P.) 
5128 Timberwolf St 
El Paso, Texas 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Elizabeth Lupton Peterson (Mrs. Ivar 
H.I 2462 63rd Ave.. S.E. Mercer 
Island, Wash. 

Marion Stone Honor d (Mrs. Wayne J.) 
565 Glenrock Drive. Bethel Park, Pa. 

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DEATHS 

Ermadell Gasser, September 16. 1957. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Georgia Meinecke Weldon was in 
Rome with her husband in the fall. 
They have two sons, John in his second 
year of college and Bob, Jr.. in eighth 
grade. 

Betty Dearborn Souren's son, Dick, is 
a freshman at Worcester Polytechnic In- 
stitute. 

Ruth Grafman Weiner's daughter is a 
sophomore at Penn Hall. 

Alice McKenzie Swaim's daughter is 
an assistant in the English Department at 
Pennsylvania State University. 

Betty Ramsay Kyle has children in 
three different schools this year. Jean 
is a sophomore at Wilkinsburg High. 
Carol is in ninth grade at Monroeville 
Junior High and Hank is in fourth grade 
at St. Martin's Episcopal Church School. 

Marian Howard Stone says that our 
reunion dinner made her feel ten years 
younger in spite of a daughter who is a 
senior at Carnegie Tech, a son in high 
school and another daughter in Junior 
High. 

Mary Wooldridge Beyer's husband is 
now a Lieutenant Commander in the 
Navy. Christine is in second grade. 

Cady Brady Wilson expects to move 
from Indianapolis to New York. "Cub" 
is at Brown University. 

Lil Lafbury Will's daughter was gradu- 
ated from Penn State in June and mar- 
ried in August. Lil is still rushing from 
PTA to Girl Scouts to church, etc! 

Jean Muller Knetsche wrote that she 
was in the middle of the rush to get two 
boys off to school. 

Charlotte Graham Dight's daughter 
entered Western Reserve this fall for 
the five year nursing course. 

Dot Humphrey is Divisional Secretary 
at Scripps Institution of Oceanography 
and lives in La Jolla, Calif. 

Our very sincere sympathy to the 
family of Ermadell Gasser who died on 
September 16, 1957 after a long illness. 

Connie Wolf Harrison flew to King- 
ston, Jamaica, in the fall to stay until 
the end of October. Incidentally, have 
you seen the pictures Connie took at 
reunion? They show that we have all 
improved with age!! 

Sara and Connie, your new secretaries, 
sent out the cards and had them return- 
ed to me — Libby Ewing Cogbill. My 
main news is about my children, too. 
Eleanor is back at Chatham for her 
sophomore year and Bill is a junior at 
Edgewood High. 

Class of 1934 

Secretaries: Helen Bixler Watts 
(Mrs. S. T.) 
513 Lucia Drive 
Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

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Margaret L. White 
1302 Singer Place 
Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Bernice Beamer Williamson (Mrs. G. L. ) 
2823 Bethel Church Road. Bethel 
Park, Pa. 

Edna Geiselhart Thorp (Mrs. Robt. ) 
152 Coldwater Road, Rochester 11, 
N. Y. 

Ruth Miller Allen (Mrs. Frank E.) 8 
Sunset Bay Drive, Largo, Fla. 

Alice McCarthy Bowman (Mrs. Rush) 
1004 Sixth St.. Corinth, Mass. 

Jean Walker Fox (Mrs. Richard.) 
King Edward Apartments, Pittsburgh 
13, Pa. 

Harriet Tyler Martin (Mrs. Paul N.) 107 
College Ave., Frederick, Md. 

Jean Worthington McAfee (Mrs. Chas. 
D.) 148 Forest Hill Drive. Poland. 
Ohio. 

Ruth Maxwell Doyle (Mrs. Matthew E. ) 
109 Clopper St., Greensb'urg, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS 

We extend our sympathy to Ann Irwin 
Hoffman, whose mother died on Labor 
Day last year, and whose father-in-law 
died in November; to Helen Bixler 
Watts, whose mother died December 24. 
1956: and to Jean Walker Fox, whose 
mother died in 1955 while Jean was in 
Africa. 

Ruth Miller Allen and her husband 
have a new Record and Book Shop in the 
Harbor Bluffs Shopping Center south of 
Clearwater, Florida. Their new home is 
on Clearwater Bay. 

Ann Irwin Hoffman's nephew, Skip 
Irwin, a senior at Ohio Wesleyan, now 
makes his home with the Hoffmans since 
Ann's mother died. Ann is active in 
Youth Fellowship and Cub Scouts, while 
husband Clair is running for City Solici- 
tor again. 

Bernice Beamer Williamson flew to 
Provo. Utah, where her husband was 
working on a job and when the job was 
completed they toured the west for 
three weeks. Eunice Shatzer Stentz also 
spent a month visiting the West Coast. 
Eleanor Kenworthy Clements enjoyed 
colorful Colorado this summer and 
Margaret White spent three weeks tour- 
ing Nova Scotia. 

Edna Geiselhart Thorp had a busy 
year — an operation in April, hasband 
transferred to Rochester, N. Y., old 
house sold, new house purchased and 
moved into, all in five months. 

Dot Schenck Van der Voort went to 
France to visit her daughter Ellen who 
was spending a year at the Sorbonne. 
They saw Germany and Switzerland, and 
Dot was shown Paris as few tourists see 
it. Ellen will teach French at Winchester- 
Thurston this year. Dot and Bob are 
sponsors of a college group at church. 

Anne McCullough Frey has a new job 



teaching fourth, fifth and sixth grade 
Reading at Ellis School. She had a won- 
derful three week trip to Mexico in 
April. Her son is working for United 
Air Lines at Idlewild International Air- 
port. 

Two visitors to Florida in the past 
year met classmates there: Alice Mc. 
Carthy Bowman saw Harriet Stephenson 
Stearns in Ft. Lauderdale. Ruth Edgar 
Dailey and Rose Hollingsworth Stam- 
baugh got together in Clermont. Rose's 
oldest and youngest children had polio 
last year. Her boy is fine, but her four- 
year old daughter will be a while re- 
covering. 

In March, Marion Starkey Hamlet en- 
joyed meeting some of Chatham's present 
students and some prospective ones who 
found their way to West Hartford, Conn. 

Mary Jane Young is Secretary-Trea- 
surer of the Washington, D. C, Aiumnae 
club. 

Jean Walker Fox is back in the U.S.A. 
after two and a half years in Liberia, 
Africa. However, husband Dick's new 
job as field representative for Riker 
Laboratory (Rexall Drug Company's re- 
search lab) will probably keep them 
traveling all over the earth while he 
studies native types of medicine to see 
whether they have any therapeutic 
value. Jean enjoyed life in Africa in 
spite of an attack of fungus and the fact 
they were too busy to do any sight- 
seeing there. They did spend a month 
in Europe on the way home, though. 

Thelma Stocker Trost's twin sons are 
separated now, though both are in the 
Air Force. Bill is in French Morocco, 
and Bob is in Tokyo working on The 
Stars and Stripes. 

Marjorie Gibson Shoemaker and Helen 
Walker Empfield are active in YWCA 
work. Marj was a delegate at a meeting 
in Atlantic City last spring, and Helen 
had charge of a summer camp craft 
program. 

Harriet Tyler Martin is a grandmother! 
Her daughter Nancy had a son, born in 
June. Mother, son and grandma are 
doing fine. 

We were sorry to learn that Ellen 
Yeager Husak was in Allegheny General 
Hospital with a compound leg fracture 
after being hit by an auto. Her right 
leg will probably be in a cast until 
Christmas time. 

Luise Link Ely reports she is taking a 
year off — no civic jobs! She vacationed 
in The Virgin Islands again. 

We enjoy hearing from all of you, 
even though we can print only a few of 
the highlights. Also heard from were 
Mary Louise Martin, Hazel Elwood Mc- 
Clure, Fran Larimer Hepburn, Mary 
Hostler Green, Dot Williamson Early and 
Avanelle Schlosser Grafton, who report 
no spectacular news. 

Can anyone help us locate Martha 
Jane (Jean) Hamilton Charlesworth 
(Mrs. A. R. ) or Eleanor Post Forsythe 
(Mrs. Louis) ? 

Chatham College 






Class of 1936 



Secretaries: Ruth Rosen Hartz 
(Mrs. Milton B.) 
1651 Beechwood Blvd. 
Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 

Virginia Wertz Potter 
(Mrs. K. Miles) 
161 Woodhaven Drive 
Pittsburgh 28. Pa. 

Two members of our class are listed 
as "Lost" : Can any of you help us locate 
Frances Ferguson O'Callaghon (Mrs. R. 
J.) and Mary Emma King Vandersluis 
(Mrs. Geo. J.)? 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Loretta Bergman Goff (Mrs. Chas: B. 
Jr.) 2171 Mt. Royal Blvd., Allison 
Park, Pa. 

Margaret Hippie Marston. (Mrs. Gordon 
D.) 411 Belle Point Drive, St. Peters- 
burg, Fla. 

Julia Macerelli Flezar (Mrs. Stanley) 
12840 Chatham St., Detroit, Mich. 

Helen Martin Woods (Mrs. E. H.) 3840 
Lindberg Way, Weirton, W. Va. 

Mary Elizabeth Stewart Hughes (Mrs. 
Wm.) 319 Duncan Station Road, 
McKeesport, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS 

Mary-Stuart Clements Harriman plans 
to get the alumnae in the Rochester. 
New York area together to form a Chat- 
ham Club. Mary-Stuart in Alumnae 
Representative for Rochester and visited 
the college for Council last spring. Her 
son, Edward, a freshman in high school, 
has recently received his Eagle Scout 
Award. Daughter Alice is in Junior High. 

Dorothea Klug Williams and her fami- 
ly of four youngsters-7, 12, 15 and 17- 
vacationed on an Island in Georgian 
Bay, Canada. 

Peggy Fitch Robinson's family had 
trips to Valley Forge, Gettysburg and 
Washington, D. C, during the summer. 
Hal is 15 and 6'1" and Bill, 11 is a 
Little League Ball player. Harry has 
been made Ass't. Gen. Council for 
Equitable Gas Co. 

Harriet Bannatyne Moelmann, husband 
John and youngest son Larry went on 
a West Indies Cruise last spring. John 
and Harriet also made a trip East and 
visited Mary Jane Carmichael Garvin. 
On their return trip they stayed over- 
night with Charlotte Ley Glover in 
Greensburg. Another son. Jack 16, spent 
a month with Helen Lindsay Lee's family 
at their summer home in Vermont. 
Helen is, a National Flower Show Judge 
and the busy mother of three teen-age 
children. 

It is nice to hear from Loretta Berg- 
man Goff again. She and her family 
arrived back in Pittsburgh last fall after 
spending nine years in Wellington, Ohio. 
Loretta taught piano and continued her 
organ and choir work. Two children. 
Judy and Chuck, are now planning their 
college days and Ken is ten, years old. 

Another lost member we found in 

Alumnae Recorder 



FORTY YEARS AGO 
(From the June 1917 Recorder; 
" — The organization of the Faculty 
-—of various committees to which 
have been assigned special duties- 
has proved a very helpful administra- 
tive feature. One of these commit- 
tees is now at work upon a revision 
of the entire Course of Study which 
will bring the institution more fully 
in line with others of similar charac- 
ter throughout the country". 

John C. Acheson, 

President 



McKessport after numerous phone calls. 
Mary Elizabeth Stewart Hughes found it 
hard to bring us up to date on a small 
card. She attended Pitt and received 
her Masters Degree, then taught Math 
at McKeesport High. She then mar- 
ried Bill Hughes, an Accountant and 
had three sons and a daughter, Billy 
6, Bruce 3, Jean 2 and baby Jack 
whom they lost in August 1956. 

Rachel Jones Donaldson and Olga 
Catizone Bonaddio are enjoying their 
new found leisure with their youngest 
children in school. 

We extend our sympathy to Mar. 
garet Singleton Crooks who lost her 
mother last year and to Edna Dague 
Rigg whose father passed away in 
April. 

Mary Virginia Brown loves her new 
job as Senior Economic Analyst in 
the Investment Department of the 
New York Life Insurance Co. Our card 
reached her while she was attending the 
American Statistical Association annual 
meeting in Atlantic City. She spent her 
vacation in Mexico as did Dorothea 
Wirth Bickel who, after a fabulous 
month there has settled down to her 
first formal education in twenty-one 
years — a psychology course at Pitt. 

Betty McCook Mills is President of 
the San Carlos Branch of AAUW. Her 
sons Bob 14. and John 11, raise prize 
livestock. Her daughter Joanne is a 
sophomore at College of the Pacific, and 
Tom 65/2, is in second grade. 

Joan Dodds Shrader's youngsters are in 
school for the entire day this year so she 
is hoping for some good golf weather. 

Nancy Henderson O'Dell spent the 
summer in Pittsburgh with just a week- 
end at Cambridge Springs when she took 
her daughter to camp. She saw quite a 
bit of Mary Jane Garvin and her family 
swimming at Chartiers Club. Daughter 
Nancy, with other Mt. Lebanon Girl 
Scouts, enjoyed a class in ceramics with 
Ginny Wertz Potter. Ginny holds class- 
es for Scouts and Brownies all during the 
school year. 

Sally Klingensmith Bowden is eternal- 
ly busy as a College Professor's wife. 
Her sons, 6 and 10, with Mom and Dad 
spent August along Lake Erie with a 
trip to Michigan and Ontario. 

Jane Griffith Potter took the three 
children to visit Grandma in Missouri 
in June and then for a trip through the 
Ozarks. In July they spent three weeks 
at Eaglesmere. Jane talked recently 



with Harriet Erickson Kirk who enjoyed 
a summer at Chautauqua. 

Miriam Brunt Smith and her husband 
had an April vacation to Florida and 
Cuba. 

We heard from .Jean Swauger last 
year but too late for the RECORDER 
so will pass along what she wrote then. 
She is a technical writer in Washington. 
D. C, for Aeronautical Radio, Inc. do- 
ing reports on all sorts of weird elec- 
tronic gear. 

Agnes Ralston writes that the only 
change since hearing from her last has 
been the retirement of her boss for whom 
she has worked the past sixteen years 
and her decision to stay on at Reed. 
Smith, Shaw and McClay as secretary 
to his son. a Junior partner. 

Thelma Golden Charen spent a week 
in New York and saw seven plays. She 
has had another article published in the 
American Journal of Opthalmology. 

Ruth Simpson Woolford is Troop or- 
ganizer for about 260 Girl Scouts along 
with the busy life of being mother to a 
boy in first grade, a girl in ninth and 
another girl who is a senior in High 
School. 

Betty Forney Benner is busy with 
school, charity and church work. She 
was visited this summer by Dorothy 
Whitehead Heinig ('37) who has mov- 
ed to Atlanta. 

Helen Brown Buchanan's daughter 
was Grand Worthy Advisor of the Order 
of Rainbow Girls in Pennsylvania last 
year. Her sons, 16 and 12, are so in- 
terested in animals that at times she 
feels like a zoo keeper. 

Ruth Rosen Hartz is taking a course 
in Education at Pitt to get her Interim 
Teaching certificate. She and Aggie 
Ralston had an enjoyable time at the 
Wightman Cup Matches. 

Elizabeth Miller is starting her elev- 
enth year at Penn State. The past year 
has been a busy one. organizing work- 
shops for the secretaries and speaking 
to groups on campus and in the sur- 
rounding areas. 

Mary Jane Carmichael Garvin had a 
delightful Caribbean Cruise in April. 
She and her husband, with two other 
couples from Rosslyn Farms, sailed on 
the Mauretania and visited nine ports. 
Her children are Katie' 10, Jim 7 and 
June 5. Her husband was elected Pres- 
ident of W & J Alumni and also quali- 
fied as a member of the 1957 Million 
Dollar Round Table of the National As- 
sociation of Life L'nderwriters. 

Peggy Hippie Marston and family have 
moved into their new home in St. Pe- 
tersburg. Her husband is Outdoor Ed- 
itor for the morning newspaper. 

Marian Johnson Thistle's daughter 
Barbara, our first "class baby," was mar- 
ried in June to Allan Anderson and 
spent the summer touring Europe taking 
architectural photos. She is now com- 
pleting her fourth year in the Carnegie 
Tech School of Architecture. Marian's 
other children are John, a freshman at 

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W and J, Jeffrey in sixth grade and 
Sally in second grade. 

Class of 1938 

Secretaries: Eleanor Meanor Croyle 
(Mrs. Robert G.) 
1236 Maple St.. 
Coraopolis. Pa. 

Elizabeth Coates Elliott 
(Mrs. Paul J.) 
428 West Lincoln 
Birmingham. Mich. 

BIRTHS 

Louise McCalmont Frymire, a son Jackie, 
September 26. 1956. 

DEATHS 

Marjorie Bode Dunsford (Mrs. Jan R. ) 
July 25, 1957. 

NEW ADDRESSES 

Alene Allen Endsley (Mrs. Louis E. Jr.) 
12 Sheldon Drive. Red Oaks Mill. 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Mildred Boyer Kostora (Mrs. Lee H.) 
2453 Leslie Circle, Augusta, Ga. 

Betty MacDonald Flecker (Mrs. Carl A.) 
132 Penham Drive, Pittsburgh 8, Pa. 

Christine Price Cannon (Mrs. Thomas 
L.) c/o Hotel Hulmes, Mercer, Pa. 

GENERAL NEWS 

As usual, first card in gets first men- 
tion. Kay Arnold Dague says all's well 
in Newtonville. 

Our foreign travelers this year were: 
Thelma Nieser and Janet Lewis, who 
went to Yucatan and Guatemala last 
summer and recommend the trip to any- 
one who wishes to avoid the usual tour- 
ists' beats; Terry Beal (Chita Cate Beats 
oldest) who was in Denmark as an 
A.F.S. exchange student; the rest of the 
Beals and Mary Baldwin, who enjoyed a 
trip to Nova Scotia. Bill Beal made a 
movie there for Alcoa, with the family 
as actors. 

Now, in the December cold, let's hear 
about Florida. Virginia Leaman Cum- 
mings and her children were there visit- 
ing her sister and returned via Las Ve- 
gas. Mary Deerner Nagel went in 
March. The Nagel children have now 
been in forty-one states, as they also had 
a New England trip in August. Cath- 
eryn Cottrell Deemer went south in 
March, too, Bruce recovering from a 
tonsillectomy and Cotty catching her 
breath after a series of family illnesses. 

The Buels (Ruth Kleitz) vacationed at 
Lake Erie. Speaking of vacations, Marge 
Chubb Randall must now be a certified 
traffic manager. Hugh attended the 
Boy Scout Jamboree in Gettysburg and 
toured historical places in the east; Jim 
and his father took a Scout back-pack 
trip into the High Sierras ; Nick and 
Marge visited up the Pacific coast; then 
all went to Laguna Beach for a rest. 
The Kevans (Florence Shields) remain- 
ed faithful to the Atlantic seashore. 

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Sally Reese Warrick reports a family trip 
to Harrisburg and Gettysburg. 

You will be pleased to know that Miss 
Walker's iris garden was in fine shape 
the day she was hostess to several hun- 
dred irisarians. Gardeners take note: 
"I believe the iris is the only flower 
which could have gone through the buf- 
feting it received from the weather last 
spring and come through looking like 
anything." 

The department of higher education 
has the bulky file this year. Lee White 
Mundhenk now has her California 
teaching certificate, and started in Sep- 
tember as the instrumental music teach- 
er in her school. Janet Riddle Brinker 
is pleased to be back on campus — the 
specially beautiful one in Burlington, 
where her husband is now affiliated with 
the University of Vermont. Helen 
Mitchell Carpenter had a whole family 
of students for awhile, as her husband 
attended Advanced Management School 
at Harvard. Chita Beal's daughter, 
Nancy, assisted at the Chatham summer 
music camp, fell in love with the col- 
lege and now wants to go there. Sally 
Marks Volkwein's son. Fred is a frosh 
at Pomona, and Mary Jane 'McCutcheon 
Guy sent her Sally off to Sarah Law- 
rence. Our first collegians. 

Some of our active club women skip- 
ped writing this year — probably already 
busy with program planning, etc. Flor- 
ence Gibbs Momeyer says she should 
have been warned about life in fast 
growing suburbia. She's a founding 
mother in at least five organizations. 
Betty Slocum Haldeman, having sur- 
vived Cubs, has turned to Brownies this 
year, plus a Women's Club job or two 
and Scholarship Chairman on the Alum- 
nae Executive Board. Dorothy Kirk- 
land Manthey is secretary of their newly 
organized Civic Club and also "mixed 
up with our Girl Scout troop." Cotty 
Deemer will be president of their Wom- 
en's Association in January. 

Fond greetings to us all came from 
Edith Thompson, who included reunion 
suggestions: Helen Johnson Montgomery. 
pleased to report Susan's winning of 
the DAR elementary school history 
award ; Jean Lemmon Crick, who claims 
to have grown lazy, fat and contented 
due to delightful rural living; Jane 
Caughey Spicer, both of whose young- 
sters are away at school after a busy 
summer; Peggy Perry Huessener, also 
thoughtfully asking after the state of the 
class funds (fair) ; Sally Marks Volk- 
wein, who asks that any of us who get 
to S. F. give her a call: Eleanor Meanor 
Croyle, now a retired newspaperwoman 
except for a weekly column, and Jean- 
ette Bartels Wolfe, who feels she will 
miss the reunion, so requests a lengthy 
description in the '58 Alumnae News. 

Several people suggested that we 
plan a memorial to Marge Bode Duns- 
ford, whose death was sad news to us 
all. It will be on our reunion agenda. 

You will be alerted to reunion plans 
in the spring. Meantime, star the 
month of June, save your egg money, 
maybe ask for a deferred Christmas 
present. 



Class of 1940 



Secretaries: Jane Scott Bruntjen 
(Mrs. Stanley) 
2328 Morrow Road 
Bridgeville, Pa. 

Alida Spinning 
1336 Singer Place 
Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 



MARRIAGES 

Rachel Kirk Ralston to Robert L. Bo